Redistricting

February 08, 2018 - 5:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature said Thursday they would not be able to meet a court-ordered deadline to hold a vote on a replacement map for the state's congressional districts, but that they still hoped to develop a plan in the coming days. Aides to the...
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February 06, 2018 - 8:37 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday rejected some but not all of the North Carolina legislative districts that federal judges redrew for this year's elections. The justices partially granted the request of Republican lawmakers who contend the House and Senate maps they voted...
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U.S. Rep. Bob Brady of Philadelphia pauses as he speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Philadelphia. Brady will not seek another term in Congress, giving up the seat he's held for two decades, his office said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 31, 2018 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bob Brady of Philadelphia, a plainspoken former carpenter who has served as the city's Democratic Party boss for 30 years, announced Wednesday he will not seek another term in Congress, insisting he's retiring to spend more time with his family and not because of a...
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January 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top Republican lawmakers asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to stop an order by the state's highest court in a gerrymandering case brought by Democrats that threw out the boundaries of its 18 congressional districts and ordered them redrawn within three...
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January 23, 2018 - 7:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor is backing the state Supreme Court's decision to strike down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday on Pittsburgh's KDKA-AM radio the court ruled correctly that the Republican-drawn map is unfair...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania congressional gerrymandering lawsuit (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Top Republican lawmakers say they are outraged by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to strike down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts and will ask...
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January 17, 2018 - 12:39 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A challenge by Democratic voters to Pennsylvania's Republican-crafted congressional district map could determine how much partisan gerrymandering is too much. State Supreme Court justices held argument Wednesday about whether the map of 18 congressional districts violates the...
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January 12, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices said they will review a lower-court ruling that found problems with two congressional districts and...
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January 10, 2018 - 8:49 pm
Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map, a judicial panel in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday, rejecting an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered it to help Republicans. The court cast...
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This photo taken Dec. 19, 2017, shows Gov. Roy Cooper announcing that Triangle Tire Company will be building a manufacturing facility at the Kingsboro megasite in Edgecombe County in Tarboro, N.C. Federal judges ruled Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that North Carolina’s congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered due to excessive partisanship that gave GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone. The ruling marks the second time this decade that the GOP’s congressional boundaries in North Carolina have been thrown out by a three-judge panel. In 2016, another panel tossed out two majority black congressional districts initially drawn in 2011, saying there was no justification for using race as the predominant factor in forming them. The redrawn map was the basis for a new round of lawsuits. (Alan Campbell/The Rocky Mount Telegram via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 7:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone. The ruling marks the...
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