Redistricting

July 28, 2017 - 3:26 am
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Two federal judges said they are concerned that North Carolina legislative leaders have taken few if any steps to draw new election maps since they were struck down last year, and one judge suggested they don't appear to be taking their duty seriously. A three-judge panel is...
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People march in the Oklahoma City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Oklahoma City. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 9:40 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TRUMP SAID ABOUT REPEALING OBAMACARE President Trump says he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare."...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 19, 2017 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up a momentous fight over parties manipulating electoral districts to gain partisan advantage in a case that could affect the balance of power between Democrats and Republicans across the United States. At issue is whether Republican lawmakers in...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 19, 2017 - 3:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 19, 2017 - 3:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States...
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In this photo taken April 4, 2017, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday, May 22, 2017, because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 23, 2017 - 4:28 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state. The justices agreed Monday with a federal...
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In this photo taken April 4, 2017, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday, May 22, 2017, because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 23, 2017 - 4:25 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voting-rights advocates are hoping that a Supreme Court ruling against two North Carolina congressional districts helps them argue cases of improperly drawn electoral maps elsewhere. Because those districts were already redrawn for the 2016 election, the ruling doesn't require...
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May 22, 2017 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation. The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., center, listens to a question from the media as she is joined by U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., right, and his brother, former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, during a news conference, in Miami. Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The Miami Herald first reported the retirement Sunday, April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
April 30, 2017 - 3:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The 64-year-old Republican was elected last November to Florida's redrawn 27th district, a stretch of southeast...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., center, listens to a question from the media as she is joined by U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., right, and his brother, former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, during a news conference, in Miami. Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The Miami Herald first reported the retirement Sunday, April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
April 30, 2017 - 3:04 pm
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The 64-year-old Republican was elected last November to Florida's redrawn 27th district, a stretch of southeast...
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