Redistricting

November 16, 2017 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer arguing a lawsuit aimed at forcing a do-over on Pennsylvania's congressional map says the other side is trying to delay the matter. The matter came to a head Thursday in a federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Earlier this week, Republican state Senate President Pro...
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November 07, 2017 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A panel of judges has denied a motion to quash a federal lawsuit charging that Pennsylvania's congressional maps give Republicans an unfair electoral advantage. The judges issued the ruling Tuesday after lawyers for the state's Republican leaders asked them to dismiss the case...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez speaks at a protest against President Donald Trump's new travel ban order in Lafayette Square outside the White House in Washington. Navigating ongoing rifts on the political left, Perez said party unity is crucial in the fight against Trump, whom he lambasted as an “existential threat” to the nation. “We have the most dangerous president in American history and one of the most reactionary Congresses in American history,” Perez said as he addressed the first national party gathering since his election in February. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 21, 2017 - 6:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the nation. "We...
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October 16, 2017 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature have asked a federal court to delay trial in a lawsuit seeking new congressional maps for the 2018 midterm election. The lawsuit, filed in early October, alleges that majority Republicans drew congressional maps giving the GOP...
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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 03, 2017 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that could reshape American politics, the Supreme Court appeared split Tuesday on whether Wisconsin Republicans gave themselves an unfair advantage when they drew political maps to last a decade. If Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote almost certainly controls the...
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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, speaks with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as they leave St. Mathews Cathedral after the Red Mass in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The Supreme Court's new term starts Monday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 01, 2017 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, in a year that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. Democrats and Republicans are poised for a Supreme Court fight about political line-drawing with the potential to alter the balance of power across a country starkly divided between the two parties. The big question at the heart of next week's high court clash is whether there can be too much politics in the inherently political task of drawing electoral districts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 27, 2017 - 4:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans are poised for a Supreme Court fight about political line-drawing with the potential to alter the balance of power across a country starkly divided between the two parties. The big question at the heart of next week's high court clash is whether there can...
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August 24, 2017 - 5:12 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A dispute over Maryland's congressional redistricting map is being put on hold while the Supreme Court considers a similar case in Wisconsin that alleges partisan gerrymandering. A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 Thursday to put the case on hold in order to wait for guidance from the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal judge Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, again threw out Texas’ voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a “poll tax” on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 23, 2017 - 7:33 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge who has compared Texas' voter ID requirements to a "poll tax" on minorities once again blocked the law Wednesday, rejecting a weakened version backed by the Trump administration and dealing Texas Republicans another court defeat over voting rights. U.S. District...
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August 23, 2017 - 5:52 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has once again thrown out Texas' voter ID law in the latest court defeat for state Republican lawmakers over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Wednesday rejected a weakened version of the law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott earlier...
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