Justice approves Alaska redistricting plan

The U.S. Justice Department has given its approval to Alaska's new redistricting plan.
It comes in the midst of a federal lawsuit, filed to keep the state from implementing the plan until the Justice Department weighs in.
Approval by Justice, or what's known as preclearance, came Wednesday.
U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, in a letter to an Alaska Redistricting Board attorney, says the decision does not bar subsequent litigation to prevent the enforcement of the changes.