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**FILE** California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard gestures Jan. 10, 2012, during a hearing in San Francisco. Republicans urged the California Supreme Court to dump newly drawn state Senate districts planned for this year's election. Voters created the California Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw the new maps and take the highly politicized process away from the state Legislature. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard gestures Jan. 10, 2012, during a hearing in San Francisco. Republicans urged the California Supreme Court to dump newly drawn state Senate districts planned for this year's election. Voters created the California Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw the new maps and take the highly politicized process away from the state Legislature. (Associated Press)

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