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In an order dated February 14, 2011, the Minnesota Supreme Court granted a petition for the appointment of a special redistricting panel to hear and decide challenges to the validity of state legislative and congressional districts based on the 2010 Census. 

Final Orders

Document Name Date Filed
Congressional Redistricting Plans  
Final Order Adopting A Congressional Redistricting Plan (pdf)  2/21/12
Appendix A: Congressional Maps  
Minnesota Congressional Districts - Statewide (pdf)  
Minnesota Congressional Districts - 2012 and 2002 Comparison (pdf)  
Minnesota Congressional Districts - Metropolitan Area (pdf)  
Minnesota Congressional Districts - 2012 and 2002 Comparison (pdf)  
Appendix B: Population Summary Report (pdf)  
Appendix C: Contiguity Report (pdf)  
Appendix D: Measures of Compactness Report (pdf)  
Appendix E: Political Subdivision Splits Between Districts Report (pdf)  
Appendix F: Summary Statistics Report (pdf)  
Appendix G: Minority Populations Statistics Report (pdf)  
Appendix H: Plan Components Report (pdf)  
   
Legislative Redistricting Plans  
Final Order Adopting A Legislative Redistricting Plan (pdf)  2/21/12
Appendix A: Senate and House Maps  
Minnesota State Legislative Districts Statewide (pdf)  
Minnesota State Legislative Districts Metropolitan Area (pdf)  
Minnesota State House Districts (pdf)  
Minnesota State House Districts (pdf)  
Appendix B: Population Summary Report - Senate and House (pdf)  
Appendix C: Contiguity Report - Senate and House (pdf)  
Appendix D: Measures of Compactness Report - Senate and House (pdf)  
Appendix E: Political Subdivision Splits Report - Senate and House (pdf)  
Appendix F: Summary Statistics Report - Senate and House (pdf)  
Appendix G: Minority Populations Statistics Report - Senate and House (pdf)  
Appendix H: Plan Components Report - Senate and House (pdf)  
   
Block Equivalency Files  
Congressional Block Equivalency File (.csv file)  
Senate Block Equivalency File (.csv file) - UPDATED  
House Block Equivalency File (.csv file) - UPDATED  

Orders Filed

Document Name Date Filed
Supreme Court Order (pdf)  2/14/11
Supreme Court Order Appointing the Special Redistricting Panel (pdf)  6/1/11
Special Redistricting Panel Scheduling Order (pdf)  7/18/11
Order Granting Pro Hac Vice Admission (pdf)  8/1/11
Order Granting Remote Electronic Access to Submissions (pdf)  8/9/11
Order Granting Intervention (pdf)  8/18/11
Order Setting Public Hearing Schedule (see amended order of 9/13)  9/9/11
Order Denying Request to Participate as Amicus (T. Utz) (pdf)  9/12/11
Amended Order Setting Public Hearing Schedule (pdf)  9/13/11
Special Redistricting Panel Scheduling Order 2  (pdf)  10/6/11
Order Stating Time Limits of October 26, 2011, Oral Arguments (pdf)  10/21/11
Order Stating Redistricting Principles and Requirements for Plan Submissions (pdf)  11/4/11
Order Denying Request to Participate as Amicus (Common Cause) (pdf)  11/29/11
Order on Untimely Public Submissions (pdf)  12/13/11
Order on Scope of January 4, 2012 Oral Argument  (pdf)  12/23/11
Special Redistricting Panel Scheduling Order 3  (pdf)  4/24/12
Order Awarding Attorney Fees and Costs  (pdf)  8/16/12

Submissions in Case #86-CV-11-433 (Wright County District Court)

Submissions in Case #A11-152 

Document Name Date Filed

Stipulation (pdf)

 8/24/12
Petition for Appointment of Special Redistricting Panel (pdf)  1/25/11

Respondent Ritchie's Response to Petition (pdf)

 1/26/11

Petitioners' Reply (pdf)

 1/27/11

Respondent Hiivala's Response to Petition (pdf)

 1/31/11

Answer of Defendent Ritchie (pdf)

 2/17/11

Motion to Lift Stay and Appoint Panel (pdf)

 5/18/11

Respondent Ritchie's Response to Motion to Lift Stay (pdf)

 5/27/11

Notice of Motion and Appication for Intervention (Britton Applicants) (pdf)

 7/29/11

Memorandum in Support of Motion and Application for Intervention (Britton Applicants) (pdf)

 7/29/11

Motion to Confirm Intervention (Martin Applicants) (pdf) 

 7/29/11

Exhibits (Martin Applicants) (pdf)

 7/29/11

Request for Leave to Participate as Amicus (T. Utz) (pdf)

 8/3/11

Plaintiffs' Response to Amicus Request (pdf)

 8/11/11

Answer of Defendent Ritchie to Britton Complaint in Intervention (pdf)

 9/6/11

Answer of Defendant Ritchie to Martin Complaint in Intervention (pdf)

 9/7/11

Answer of Defendant Hiivala to Britton Complaint in Intervention (pdf)

 9/19/11

Answer of Defendant Hiivala to Martin Complaint in Intervention (pdf)

 9/19/11

Statement of Unresolved Issue (Ritchie) (pdf)

 9/27/11

Stipulation and Joint Statement of Unresolved Issues (pdf)

 9/28/11

Statement of Unresolved Issues (Hippert)  (pdf)

 9/28/11

Statement of Unresolved Issues (Martin)  (pdf)

 9/28/11

Statement of Unresolved Issues (Britton)  (pdf)

 9/28/11

Statement of Unresolved Issues (Hiivala)  (pdf)

 10/3/11

Motion to Adopt Redistricting Criteria (Ritchie)  (pdf)

 10/5/11

Motion to Adopt Redistricting Criteria (Britton)  (pdf)

 10/5/11

Motion to Adopt Redistricting Criteria (Martin)  (pdf)

 10/5/11

Motion to Adopt Redistricting Criteria (Hippert)  (pdf)

 10/5/11

Statement Regarding Redistricting Principles (Hiivala)  (pdf)

 10/6/11

Second Statement of Unresolved Issues (Hiivala)  (pdf)

 10/10/11

Response to Motions to Adopt Redistricting Criteria (Hippert)  (pdf)

 10/19/11

Response to Motions to Adopt Redistricting Criteria (Martin)  (pdf)

 10/19/11
Response to Motions to Adopt Redistricting Criteria (Britton)  (pdf)  10/19/11
Letter from E. Magnuson (pdf)  10/26/11
Letter from K. Anderson (pdf)  10/26/11
Letter from M. Elias and D. Lillehaug (pdf)  10/27/11
Letter from A. Weinblatt (pdf)  10/27/11
Letter from K. Anderson (pdf)  10/28/11
Letter from A. Weinblatt (pdf)  10/28/11
Letter from K. Anderson  (pdf)  10/31/11
Request for Leave to Participate as Amicus (Common Cause) (pdf)  11/8/11
Objection to Amicus Request (Hippert) (pdf)  11/9/11
Letter from M. Carlson (pdf)  11/14/11
Letter from K. Anderson (pdf)  11/16/11
Letter from G. Kryzer (pdf)  11/18/11
Letter from D. Lillehaug (pdf)  12/16/11
Letter from K. Anderson (pdf)  12/23/11
Letter from A. Weinblatt (pdf)  12/27/11
Letter from E. Magnuson (pdf)  12/30/11
Letter from G. Kryzer (pdf)  12/30/11
Letter from D. Lillehaug (pdf)  1/4/12
Hippert Power Point in Support of Plaintiffs Redistricting Plans (pdf)  1/4/12
Hippert Power Point Opposing Intervenors Redistricting Plans (pdf)  1/4/12
Appendix to Britton et al Plaintiff Intervenors Response to Proposed Legislative Plans (pdf)  1/4/12
Martin Plans and Principles and Testimony (pdf)  1/4/12
Martin Afternoon Session Presentation (pdf)  1/6/12
Letter from E. Magnuson (pdf)  2/2/12
Britton motion for taxation of costs + bill and memorandum of costs and disbursements (pdf)  4/13/12
Britton memorandum in support of motion for attorney fees (pdf)  4/13/12
Letter from E. Magnuson (pdf)  4/20/12
Martin Motion for Attorneys Fees Costs and Disbursements (pdf)  5/11/12
Martin Memorandum in Support Motion for Attorneys Fees (pdf)  5/11/12
Affidavit of D. Lillehaug in Support of Martin Motion for Attorneys Fees (pdf)  5/11/12
Affidavit of M. Elias in Support of Martin Motion for Attorneys Fees (pdf)  5/11/12

Affidavit of Service (Martin) (pdf)

 5/11/12
Hippert Memorandum in Support of Motion for Attorneys Fees (pdf)  5/11/12

Affidavit of E Magnuson (Hippert) (pdf)

 5/11/12

Affidavit of T Trimble (Hippert) (pdf)

 5/11/12

Affidavit of Service (Hippert) (pdf)

 5/11/12

Supplemental Affidavit of E Magnuson (Hippert) (pdf)

 5/14/12

Affidavit of Service (Hippert) (pdf)

 5/14/12

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's Memorandum in Opposition to Motion for Attorneys' Fees (pdf)

 5/31/12

Amended Filing Letter and Affidavit of Service (Ritchie)  (pdf)

 6/4/12

Memorandum in Opposition to Motion for Attorney Fees (Hiivala) (pdf)

 6/4/12

Letter from E. Magnuson (pdf)

 6/5/12

Letter from A. Weinblatt (pdf)

 6/5/12

 

Parties' Proposed Redistricting Plans in Case #A11-152

Document Name Date Filed
Britton, et al  11/18/11
Legislative Plan Reports (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Plan Reports (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Plan State Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Plan 11-County Metro Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Plan State Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Plan 11-County Metro Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Plan Inner Metro Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Plan Five City View Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Plan (.csv file)  11/18/11
State House Plan (.csv file)  11/18/11
State Senate Plan (.csv file)  11/18/11
   
Hippert, et al  11/18/11
Legislative Brief (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Plan District Descriptions (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Brief (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional State Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Metro Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative State Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Cities Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Metro Map (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Plan (.csv file)  11/18/11
House Plan (.csv file)  11/18/11
Senate Plan (.csv file)  11/18/11
House Compactness (pdf)  11/18/11
House Contiguity (pdf)  11/18/11
House Incumbents (pdf)  11/18/11
House Minority Total (pdf)  11/18/11
House Minority VAP (pdf)  11/18/11
House Plan Components (pdf)  11/18/11
House Population Summary (pdf)  11/18/11
House Splits (pdf)  11/18/11
Senate Compactness (pdf)  11/18/11
Senate Contiguity (pdf)  11/18/11
Senate Incumbents (pdf)  11/18/11
Senate Minority Total (pdf)  11/18/11
Senate Minority VAP (pdf)  11/18/11
Senate Plan Components (pdf)  11/18/11
Senate Population Summary (pdf)  11/18/11
Senate Spilts (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Compactness (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Contiguity (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Incumbents (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Minority Total (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Minority VAP (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Plan Components (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Population Summary (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Splits (pdf)  11/18/11
   
Martin, et al  
Brief 1  11/18/11
Brief 2  11/18/11
Supplement 1  11/18/11
Supplement 2  11/18/11
Congressional Map 11-County Metro Area (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Map State (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Duluth (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Mankato (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Moorhead (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Rochester (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative St. Cloud (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative 11-County Metro Area (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Statewide (pdf)  11/18/11
Legislative Minneapolis/St. Paul (pdf)  11/18/11
Congressional Plan (.csv file)  11/18/11
House Plan (.csv file)  11/18/11
Senate Plan (.csv file)  11/18/11
Contiguity Report Congressional (pdf)  11/18/11
Contiguity Report House (pdf)  11/18/11
Contiguity Report Senate (pdf)  11/18/11
District Statistics Report Congressional (pdf)  11/18/11
District Statistics Report House (pdf)  11/18/11
District Statistics Report Senate (pdf)  11/18/11
Districts and Their Incumbents Congressional (pdf)  11/18/11
Districts and Their Incumbents House (pdf)  11/18/11
Districts and Their Incumbents Senate (pdf)  11/18/11
Measures of Compactness Congressional (pdf)  11/18/11
Measures of Compactness House (pdf)  11/18/11
Measures of Compactness Senate (pdf)  11/18/11
Plan Components Report Congressional (pdf)  11/18/11
Plan Components Report Legislative Part 1 (pdf)  11/18/11
Plan Components Report Legislative Part 2 (pdf)  11/18/11
Political Subdivisions Split Congressional (pdf)  11/18/11
Political Subdivisions Split House (pdf)  11/18/11
Political Subdivisions Split Senate (pdf)  11/18/11
Populations Summary Report Congressional (pdf)  11/18/11
Populations Summary Report House (pdf)  11/18/11
Populations Summary Report Senate (pdf)  11/18/11

 

Responses to Parties' Proposed Redistricting Plans in Case #A11-152

Public Submissions in Case #A11-152 

Public submissions made pursuant to the Special Redistricting Panel Amended Order Setting Public Hearing Schedule dated September 13, 2011, are available in electronic format by emailing lissa.finne@courts.state.mn.us.  Please note that there are 21 separate PDF files ranging in size from less than 1MB to almost 10MB.  Because of the various size limits of email boxes, there will be no attempt made to confirm receipt.  Requestors should consider their email size limits when making a request for electronic copies.  Electronic files will be sent in 21 separate emails. 

A set of public submissions is also available in the Minnesota State Law Library at the Circulation Desk for review upon request.  The set of submissions may not be removed from the library.  The Minnesota State Law Library is open from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The library is located on the ground floor of the Minnesota Judicial Center at 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55155.  Map and directions can be found here.

Public Hearing Confirmation Lists

  • The hearings were free and the public was welcome to attend.
  • Members of the public were invited to submit written comments to the panel by October 21, 2011.  The panel will give full consideration to both oral and written statements. 
Location
Bloomington  (pdf)
Saint Paul  (pdf)
Minneapolis  (pdf)
Cloquet  (pdf)
Bemidji  (pdf)
Moorhead  (pdf)
Saint Cloud  (pdf)
Mankato  (pdf)