Survivor, St. Louis-Style

Who'll get voted out when aldermen redraw ward lines?

The aldermanic-redistricting bill could pass before the session ends in July. Shrewsbury predicts that Slay will sign the bill "unless it's so criminal and so outrageous he can't." Tyus says the lawsuit 10 years ago challenging the plan failed because the suing aldermen didn't hire the right lawyer. This time, she thinks, it will be different, noting that if a "fair map" isn't drawn, an experienced lawyer who won a similar suit in Chicago is "standing by."

Ald. Kenny Jones may be in trouble when ward maps are redrawn.
Jennifer Silverberg
Ald. Kenny Jones may be in trouble when ward maps are redrawn.

So it is that redistricting -- like divorce, crime and personal injury -- ends up in some lawyer's briefcase.

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