Senate Republicans late Friday released their plan for redrawing Minnesota’s legislative and congressional district boundaries to reflect population shifts in the 2020 census, paving the way for possible negotiations with House Democrats as the mid-February deadline draws near.  Both sides are at least publicly optimistic for agreement, but Hamline University analyst David Schultz doesn’t think so:

“This is really all about power politics, and so not a lot of compromise, a lot of standing ground — and therefore I think it’s pretty likely at the end of the day that the courts will yet again in 2022 draw the district lines.”

That decision has fallen to the courts in every decade except one for the last 50 years.