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Judges dismiss Wisconsin redistricting challenge

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MADISON (AP) -- A trio of federal judges in Milwaukee has refused to step into Wisconsin's political redistricting fight.

Former state Senate Democratic Majority Leader Judy Robson asked a three-judge panel in June to take over the redistricting process if legislators didn't put a constitutional plan in place in a timely fashion.

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed new boundaries earlier this month. Republican Gov. Scott Walker has yet to sign them into law.

The judges said no special circumstances exist that would warrant the extraordinary remedy of taking over redistricting from the Legislature.

Another federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Republicans' new maps is still pending.

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