|King Greg I|
On Wednesday, the Indiana Supremes reversed the decision of a panel of Marion County Superior Court Judges.
The decision by the state's highest court reinstated the City-County Council redistricting maps created by Hamilton County resident David Brooks and passed by Republicans in the 11th hour of their City-County Council majority back in 2011.
Greg Ballard signed those maps into law as soon as 2012 began, and that was apparently good enough for the Supreme Court. This ends the dispute and gives some closure now to Democrats who find themselves suddenly fighting uphill for a Council majority.
While the new maps have not been in place as of yet, Democrats are currently at a 14-11 disadvantage in the districts. Only the four At-Large seats, which will cease to exist in 2016 courtesy of Mayor Ballard's Power Grab, provide D's with a one-seat majority.
Reaction was swift.
City-County Council President Maggie Lewis tweeted the following:
IN Supreme Court reverses Superior Court redistricting decision. Our focus now is winning a majority of the new districts in 2015.
— Maggie A. Lewis (@MaggieALewis) May 7, 2014
You can see all the new districts and things here.