Redistricting

Katie Fahey talks to demonstrators as they rally outside the Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing, Mich., on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, where the Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments about whether voters in November should be able to pass a constitutional amendment that would change how the state’s voting maps are drawn or whether such changes could only be adopted at a rarely held constitutional convention. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 11:24 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters this fall will get to decide whether to change how their state's congressional and legislative districts are drawn, after the state Supreme Court kept an anti-gerrymandering proposal on the ballot. In a 4-3 decision issued late Tuesday, the court rejected a...
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The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 09, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has relatively more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court,...
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As his wife Monica, left, looks on, Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech in the Republican primary for Governor, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 27, 2018 - 1:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries and runoffs in seven states (all times local): 1:30 a.m. It was a mixed bag for teachers running for political office in Oklahoma but a bad night for incumbent Republicans who voted against a tax package earlier this year to fund a teacher pay raise...
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June 25, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court kept Texas' voting maps largely intact Monday, dealing an election-year blow to Democrats by reversing earlier findings that intentional racial discrimination continues to stain several statehouse and congressional districts. The 5-4 decision comes nine...
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June 23, 2018 - 4:36 pm
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Pennsylvania to support third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus's congressional campaign. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Pence told about 100 supporters at a hotel in Moon Township near Pittsburgh that they must back...
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June 22, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Pittsburgh to throw his support behind third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus's congressional campaign. Pence will participate in an event at the airport for Rothfus, who's facing a tough challenge in November from Democrat Conor Lamb. The...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:55 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block the use of legislative districts in Wisconsin and Maryland in separate cases that had alleged unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. Instead, the high court allowed lower courts to continue considering the claims. The cases are among several...
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June 17, 2018 - 9:44 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Democratic majority threw out the Republican-drawn map of congressional districts as an unconstitutional gerrymander, Republicans raised talk of impeaching the court's Democratic justices. That talk receded, but Republicans brought...
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This photo taken May 23, 2018, shows Caleb Frostman, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin's 1st state Senate District , posing for a photo in Green Bay, Wis. Frostman's special election win over Republican Andre Jacque on Tuesday, June, 12, 2018, leaves Democrats two seats short of the majority heading into the November election. (Adam Wesley/The Post-Crescent via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 6:18 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans' stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of...
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