[Questions about House redistricting plan]
Original Airdate: 3/14/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Sharon Felzer reports that four groups filed suit against the 1987 redistricting plan for the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Felzer notes that the plaintiffs complain that the plan violates the one-person, one-vote clause of the Constitution and that it does not provide fair minority representation. Felzer adds that the 1987 plan was designed by James Brett (State Representative). Felzer's report includes footage of Brett defending his latest plan in the chambers of the House of Representatives. Felzer's report also includes footage of Alan Jay Rom (attorney) criticizing Brett's latest plan. Felzer reports that Rom has drafted his own redistricting plan. Felzer compares the redistricting plans of Brett and Rom. Felzer's report includes footage from interviews with Steven Pierce (State Representative) and Wiliam Galvin (State Representative). Felzer's report includes footage of African Americans at a polling station and footage of George Keverian (Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives) in the House chambers.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
Subject : Personal Names
Rom, Alan Jay
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts State Legislature
Type : Genre
News - Television
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