The Kansas House's Democratic leader is seeking permission to join in a federal lawsuit over the Legislature's failure to approve political redistricting proposals.
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, of Lawrence, filed his request Friday in U.S. District Court, along with former Democratic state Rep. Bill Roy Jr., of Lenexa.
Davis said Friday night that the lawsuit is likely to settle redistricting issues because lawmakers probably won't pass any proposals. He says he wants to be able to weigh in. Davis said he expects other parties to file similar requests.
Overland Park business leaders Benjamin Craig and Larry Winn III also filed a request to join the lawsuit, as did Manhattan resident Frank Beer.
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The deadline to file such requests is Monday.
| The Associated Press