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"The redistricting (process) favored Democrats," said Jessica Levinson, associate clinical professor at Loyola Law School.
But it also resulted in "costly and competitive races," she added.
...But California may quickly lose many of its veteran members if other states don't follow suit, and also do away with politically-charged line drawing.
"That's the danger," Levinson. "Unless every state does redistricting with an independent commission, California risks losing its senior members."