- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawsuit filed by Los Angeles County seeks to block a state redistricting law that places the task of redrawing the county supervisors’ districts in the hands of a 14-member citizens committee.

The complaint filed Monday in Superior Court seeks an order declaring that SB 958, approved last year and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, is unconstitutional. It seeks a permanent injunction barring its implementation.

Opponents of the law say it also contradicts the voter-approved County Charter, which assigns the job of re-districting to the Board of Supervisors.

Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara, who authored SB 958, said in a statement Monday that the aim of the law is to promote transparency.

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