Articles Tagged 'gerrymandering'
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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Texas redistricting discriminates against minorities, federal court says
ByÂ Robert Barnes,Â Washington Post
READ MORE A federal court on Tuesday threw out Texasâ€™s redistricting plans, saying the maps drawn by the Republican-led legislatureÂ undermined the political clout of minoritiesÂ who are responsible for the stateâ€™s population growth.
The three-judge special panel in Washington said Texas could not prove that plans for the stateâ€™s congressional districts and both houses of the
McDonnell vetoes Va. redistricting plan
By Paige Winfield Cunningham-The Washington Times
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell vetoed a redistricting plan approved by the General Assembly last week, citing â€œsignificant concernsâ€ that the Democrat-controlled Senate plan splits too many towns, cities and counties, allows too much deviation in districtsâ€™ population and shows evidence of partisan gerrymandering.
â€œI have serious concerns that such a plan may… READ MORE
N.J. legislative redistricting commission expected to choose map for next decade
ByÂ Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau
NEW BRUNSWICK â€” Itâ€™s one of the most important political events of the decade, and itâ€™s getting down to the wire.
Today, the commission that redraws the stateâ€™s 40 legislative districts is expected to informally choose a map for the next decade. Sunday at noon, theyâ€™ll hold an official vote to adopt it.
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Redistricting draws unregulated cash
By JOHN BRESNAHAN, Politico
Top House Republicans and Democrats are raising millions of dollars for redistricting fights, opening the floodgates for what could be a $30 million campaign funded in part by unregulated, unreported soft money.
Theyâ€™re doing so with permission from the Federal Election Commission and a waiver from the House Ethics Committee, but campaign watchdog groups worry… READ MORE