Articles Tagged 'Redistricting'

Supreme Court sides with Texas in redistricting map dispute

by Bill Mears
June 25, 2018
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday kept in place most of a controversial Texas redistricting plan enacted by the GOP-led legislature, despite lawsuits from… 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

Arizona: State GOP Prepares for Redistricting — in 2022

by Abby Livingston, Roll Call
February 6, 2013
The Arizona Republican Party announced Tuesday that it has formed a committee of “experts and stakeholders” to prepare for the next redistricting cycle, slated for 2022. “Arizona’s political landscape today reflects a flawed process where election districts were drawn up based on a one-sided political agenda and too much secrecy, and I’m taking action now to make sure that doesn’t… READ MORE

Texas redistricting discriminates against minorities, federal court says

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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
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California candidates set to battle in new political landscape

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March 18, 2012
By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times Filing has closed, the candidate lists are final and the curtain has risen on California’s reconstructed political stage, where the contests for 153 congressional and legislative seats will play out for the first time under new rules and in altered districts.
Look for intraparty fights that will last into the November runoffs, a… READ MORE

New Texas redistricting map endangers Reps. Canseco, Doggett

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February 29, 2012
By Cameron Joseph -The Hill
A Texas court has released the new interim redistricting maps for the state, giving both Democrats and Republicans a little of what they want and potentially endangering Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and Francisco Canseco (R-Texas). The new map is a major improvement for Democrats and Hispanics from the one originally proposed by the GOP, but …
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Florida: Redistricting Plan Moves to the Senate

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February 5, 2012
By Joshua Miller, Roll Call The GOP-controlled Florida state House passed a Congressional redistricting map, moving the Republican-friendly lines one step closer to becoming law.
The map passed by a margin of 80 to 37. The lines are identical to the version passed out of the House Redistricting Committee that solidifies the substantial GOP advantage in the delegation. The… READ MORE

TX: High court pressed for time in redistricting case

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January 10, 2012

By Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – In a closely watched fight over Texas voting districts and the rights of Latinos, Chief Justice John Roberts aptly observed, “We are all under the gun of very strict time limitations.” Monday’s Supreme Court arguments in a case that could affect voting rights nationwide were marked by frustration among the justices. On one… READ MORE

New player in redistricting: SCOTUS

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January 8, 2012
By ALEX ISENSTADT | Politico.com There’s a new boss in town when it comes to redistricting: the United States Supreme Court.
The court is hearing arguments in Texas’s redistricting battle next week, and now it’s being asked to intervene in West Virginia:
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Legislature will ask U.S. Supreme Court to take its side in
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Judge Sets New Mexico Map

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December 31, 2011
By Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call A New Mexico state judge approved a Congressional redistricting plan on Thursday that makes no significant shifts in the lines or competitiveness of the state’s three districts.
The Albuquerque-based 1st district, currently held by Rep. Martin Heinrich (D), who is running for Senate, will remain the most competitive, while Rep. Steve Pearce’s (R) 2nd… READ MORE

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