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Judges weigh Illinois GOP challenge to U.S. House district map

While a panel of federal judges weighs a Republican challenge to Illinois’ new U.S. House district boundaries, lawyers for the state and the GOP said Friday they will discuss whether to push back the deadline for congressional candidates to file their nominating petitions.

The three-judge panel in U.S. District Court heard closing arguments Friday after a two-day trial on the GOP’s lawsuit contending the Democratic-drawn map violates the law because it doesn’t protect the rights of Latino voters and contorts districts with the aim of creating areas that are friendly to Democrats and hard or impossible for Republicans to win.

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