Redistricting

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Gov. Ralph Northam, center, arrives to deliver his State of the Commonwealth address during a joint session of the Virginia Legislature in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. On Thursday, Jan. 10, a federal judicial panel is reviewing proposals to redraw some state House districts that it determined were racially gerrymandered. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 10, 2019 - 1:58 pm
As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties. First up was a court hearing...
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January 04, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is plunging back into the issue of whether electoral districts can be too partisan. Disputes have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland, and the justices said Friday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court term has steered clear of drama since the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The next few weeks will test whether the calm can last. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 29, 2018 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have been unusually...
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Demonstrators gather at the steps of the Capitol before going inside to chant in the Rotunda as the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives consider bills during a "lame duck" session in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec 12, 2019. Michigan Republicans moved Wednesday to curtail ballot initiatives by advancing a measure limiting how many signatures could come from any one region of the state, the latest proposal assailed by critics as an unconstitutional, lame-duck power grab from incoming Democratic officeholders or voters. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature raced Wednesday to pass bills in the final days of a contentious lame-duck session, as the fate of several key bills hung in the balance before newly elected Democrats take over top offices in January. The GOP will continue to control the...
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November 29, 2018 - 12:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic governor is setting up a 15-member commission to look for ways to improve the state's redistricting process. Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order to create the Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission, naming as chairman David Thornburgh,...
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November 28, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's nominees has cleared an important hurdle to filling the nation's longest judicial vacancy, but it took a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Democratic lawmakers, urged on by the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus, have been...
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November 26, 2018 - 5:11 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — An emergency commission has been created in Maryland to redraw boundaries for a sprawling congressional district in compliance with a federal court order, the state's Republican governor announced Monday. Gov. Larry Hogan said a "nonpartisan" nine-member commission will craft a...
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William Marx, points to projected images of the old congressional districts of Pennsylvania on top, and the new re-drawn districts on the bottom, while standing in the classroom where he teaches civics in Pittsburgh on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Marx was a plaintiff in the Pennsylvania lawsuit that successfully challenged the Republican-drawn congressional maps. Marx said he believes the new district boundaries resulted in "a more fair congressional representation of the will of the people in Pennsylvania." (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 17, 2018 - 10:04 am
The midterm elections have provided a case study on partisan gerrymandering that shows how the drawing of district boundaries can affect who's elected to Congress. Earlier this year, courts in Pennsylvania and North Carolina declared their congressional districts to be unconstitutional partisan...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, police office guards the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 13, 2018 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory. The case involves 11 districts in the Virginia House of Delegates. Democratic...
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People walk past a huge public TV screen showing a news program covering the U.S. midterm elections in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 07, 2018 - 10:43 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on global reactions to U.S. midterm elections (all times local): 9:10 p.m. European moderates are welcoming a re-balancing of U.S. politics after the midterm election but few expect big change in relations with President Donald Trump. EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici...
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