Redistricting maps were drawn during the 2012 session, but the joint redistricting committee’s work is not quite complete. The committee met today to hear from the attorney representing the state in the case of NAACP vs. Bryant, the case surrounding the lawsuit filed by the NAACP against the state pertaining to the district maps that were passed last session. The NAACP’s two motions were denied by a three-judge panel, and the NAACP has appealed to the state Supreme Court. The committee had filed a motion to intervene in response, which was also denied. The attorney explained that if the Supreme Court sends the case back to the lower court, but the committee does not appeal the denial of their own motion, the state could have a limited chance to argue its motion in the lower court. The committee voted to appeal the denial of the motion to intervene by voice vote with no audible opposing votes.