Articles Tagged 'gerrymandering'

Supreme Court hands Virginia Democrats a win in gerrymandering case

The Supreme Court has ruled against the Virginia House of Delegates in a racial gerrymandering case that represents a victory for Democrats in the state.… READ MORE

Supreme Court grants Ohio, Michigan requests to delay new maps in gerrymandering cases

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that Ohio and Michigan do not need to draw new congressional maps immediately for the 2020 election. The high court… READ MORE

Federal court: Michigan political maps illegally rigged to ‘historical proportions’

Detroit — Michigan must redraw legislative and congressional districts for the 2020 election because current maps drawn by Republicans represent a political gerrymander “of historical… READ MORE

N.C. may have to redraw congressional map before midterms after court ruling

A federal court ruled against North Carolina again Monday over its partisan gerrymandering, setting the issue up for a possible second Supreme Court review or… READ MORE

Supreme Court punts on two cases involving partisan gerrymandering

by Melissa Quinn
June 18, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take action to address when partisan gerrymandering goes so far that it violates the Constitution, and instead… READ MORE

SCOTUS denies GOP request to block PA gerrymandering decision

February 6, 2018
The Supreme Court on Monday denied Republican requests to delay a Pennsylvania state court ruling requiring the state’s congressional map be redrawn, increasing the likelihood… READ MORE

Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

by JOSH GERSTEIN | Politico
June 19, 2017
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case from Wisconsin that could clarify whether redistricting plans can be unconstitutional because they’re too partisan. Last… READ MORE

Texas redistricting discriminates against minorities, federal court says

August 29, 2012

By Robert Barnes, Washington Post

A federal court on Tuesday threw out Texas’s redistricting plans, saying the maps drawn by the Republican-led legislature undermined the political clout of minorities who are responsible for the state’s population growth. The three-judge special panel in Washington said Texas could not prove that plans for the state’s congressional districts and both houses of the

McDonnell vetoes Va. redistricting plan

April 17, 2011
By Paige Winfield Cunningham-The Washington Times Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell vetoed a redistricting plan approved by the General Assembly last week, citing “significant concerns” that the Democrat-controlled Senate plan splits too many towns, cities and counties, allows too much deviation in districts’ population and shows evidence of partisan gerrymandering. “I have serious concerns that such a plan may violate… READ MORE

N.J. legislative redistricting commission expected to choose map for next decade

April 4, 2011
By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau NEW BRUNSWICK — It’s one of the most important political events of the decade, and it’s getting down to the wire. Today, the commission that redraws the state’s 40 legislative districts is expected to informally choose a map for the next decade. Sunday at noon, they’ll hold an official vote to adopt it. Lawmakers are on… READ MORE

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