Judge Defers Decision On New Md. Congressional Map

She says the map has  not been enacted yet.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – A Maryland judge has deferred making a ruling about the state’s newly redrawn congressional map, a ruling that is being appealed to the state’s highest court. Judge Lynne Battaglia, who struck down the initial map last week as unconstitutional, noted Friday that the state is appealing her ruling to the Court of Appeals.

She also pointed out that the new map has not yet been enacted. Legislation approved earlier this week containing the new district lines for the state’s eight U.S. House seats has not been signed or vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan yet.

The new map keeps Frederick County intact within the 6th District.  The County was divided between the 6th and the 8th District under a map drafted by then-Governor Martin O’Malley after the 2010 Census. 

By The Associated Press