Appointments made for candidates whose Representative changes as a result of redistricting are considered as part of the new members allocation. My question is around the timing of such and how it affects nominations. I’ll use Colorado as our example since I live here. Colorado is neither losing of gaining any districts so they are just “moving the lines” around. The plan is to have it all hashed out and approved by the Supreme Court by Dec 14 2011. I’m assuming it will take affect Jan 1 2012 if that’s the case would it affect the nominations for Class of ’16 or Class of ’17? For instance let’s say after redistricting District 5 got smaller and one of their past allocations (still at the AFA lets say C3C) now falls under District 6 and District 6 end up with 5 allocations at the AFA (had all 5 last year was expecting the C1C to grad and have an open slot this year). They shouldn’t be allowed a nomination this year, correct? Would the Representative even submit a slate knowing this may happen? How do the Academies account for the reallocations of allotted slots that late in the process? And who tracks the allocations Congress or the individual academies? I’m sure this has happened in the past (i.e. 2001, 1991, etc) but I can’t find any questions on the forum about this and how it’s handled.