Alaska redistricting map approved

The Alaska Supreme Court has approved a redistricting map for this year's elections.

The plan does not incorporate changes the state Redistricting Board made, at the court's behest, to southeast Alaska.

The court, in its decision, cited numerous objections to the way in which the region was redrawn and said there was a risk the U.S. Department of Justice would not pre-clear the plan.

The plan to be used is the one adopted by the board in April, which keeps the Aleutian chain intact.