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The 1960s
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1962: Court Orders and Failed Initiatives
Senator Greive talks about the 1960s redistricting climate, including the "new breed" Republicans and the League of Women Voters
Senator Hallauer details the way political power was set up to be redistributed via redistricting

1963: Appeals to the Supreme Court
Senator Greive on the competing redistricting bills
Senator Hallauer's view of the effort to defeat Greive that began in 1959
Representative Pritchard talks about the importance of the underrepresented suburbs to the Republicans
Senator Mardesich explains how other Democrats tried to take support away from Greive's plan, and why

1964: A Quiet Revolution
Senator Gissberg speaks about the pressure, originating with the League of Women Voters, that caused the Legislature to redistrict

1965: Finally a Redistricting Plan
Senator Greive discusses the numerous bills and the vetos that came at the end of redistricting in the 1960s
Senator Hallauer, who chose not to run again as a result of redistricting, talks about the changes to his district
Representative Smith shares his frustration at what he describes as a deliberate lessening of his strength, and recounts his "puppy-dog speech"

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