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Redistricting plan rejected by state House
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A proposal to redraw Tennessee’s judicial districts for the first time since 1984 was rejected by the state House on Friday.It means Warren County will stay in its current 31st Judicial District with Van Buren County instead of joining a four-county district that would have also included Coffee and Cannon counties.Local elected officials – most notably District Attorney Lisa Zavogiannis and Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley – were strongly opposed to redistricting. Their opposition swayed state Reps. Charles Curtiss and Judd Matheny to spearhead a successful charge to defeat redistricting after it easily passed the Senate.The Senate approved the bill 27-4, while the Housed defeated it 66-28.“I’m not against judicial redistricting,” said Curtiss, D-Sparta.