Stories tagged: redistricting
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Milbank: Fake news can’t justify gerrymandering
Why would Alito resort to this sleight of hand? Perhaps because it’s clear that if he stuck to the facts, he’d have to acknowledge that the growing abuse of gerrymandering …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
GOP-backed group ready to rumble on redistricting
A new Republican group on Thursday launched a campaign to ensure the GOP is well-positioned to draw the political boundaries that will determine future Congresses after the 2020 census.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Two North Carolina congressional districts struck down over racial issues
The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Texas isn’t only state where redistricting could be factor in 2018
Redistricting litigation, which played out in the lead-up to the 2016 elections, is still ongoing across the country.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
Supreme Court seems concerned over race in redistricting
The Supreme Court seems concerned that race may have played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts in Virginia, to the detriment of black voters.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Judge: ‘Decent case’ political role in Wisconsin voting laws
A federal judge said Thursday that opponents of more than a dozen new Wisconsin election laws had made a “pretty decent case” that Republicans approved them to secure a partisan …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Supreme Court to review NC’s use of race in redistricting
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Republican lawmakers in North Carolina relied too heavily on race when they redrew the state’s congressional districts in ways that gave …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Voting rights case costs Yakima $3 million
The final invoices are in, the ACLU has been awarded costs and fees, and Yakima is out $3 million as the book closes on its long voting rights battle in …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
Supreme Court upholds Arizona redistricting plan
A unanimous Supreme Court says an Arizona commission did not violate the principle of one-person, one-vote when it redrew the state’s legislative districts in a way that created some with …
Sat., Dec. 12, 2015
Carl P. Leubsdorf: Outcome of Texas cases could ride on a single vote
Redistricting, affirmative action just first of four cases before U.S. Supreme Court.
Tue., June 30, 2015
Editorial: Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling good news for Washington
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld Arizona’s nonpartisan redistricting commission also is a victory for Washington. Arizona’s Republican-controlled Legislature wasn’t happy when a voter-initiated constitutional amendment yanked the job …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2012, 9:02 a.m.
High court won’t stop Texas voting map
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use congressional districts that were drawn by a lower federal court for the November election.
Sun., June 3, 2012
Eye on Boise: Supreme Court to hear Leavitt before execution
BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court has set oral arguments for Monday at 3 p.m. on a series of last-minute issues raised by condemned murderer Richard Leavitt, who is scheduled …
Sun., June 3, 2012
Conservative precincts added into Democratic stronghold
For 20 years, Francis Avenue has been the northernmost boundary of Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District, marking the dividing line between the reliably Republican 6th District and the strongly Democratic 3rd. …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2012
Idaho redistricting commission adopts new plan
BOISE – After just two days of deliberations, Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission adopted a new legislative district plan late Friday – one that doesn’t land North Idaho Sens. Shawn Keough, …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2012, 4:51 p.m.
New Idaho redistricting plan reshuffles lawmakers
After just two days of deliberations, Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission has adopted a new legislative district plan - and this one doesn’t land North Idaho Sens. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, and …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2012
Court won’t hear redistricting appeal
BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court stepped in Wednesday and halted two top GOP leaders’ power play over redistricting that was threatening to delay the state’s primary election. The court …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2012, 6:10 p.m.
Redistricting fracas divides Idaho GOP
The Idaho Supreme Court stepped in Wednesday and halted a power play over redistricting by two top GOP leaders that was threatening to delay the state’s primary election.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2012, 4:57 p.m.
Idaho GOP in intense internal fight over redistricting
Idaho’s dominant Republican Party on Monday deepened an intense internal fight, with the state GOP chairman and House speaker announcing they’d fired two of their own redistricting commissioners, at least …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2012
Idaho high court overturns redistricting, may delay primary
BOISE – Idaho’s Supreme Court overturned the state’s new legislative redistricting plan Wednesday, ordering a citizen commission back to work and throwing into doubt the state’s schedule for its May …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2012, 12:24 p.m.
Idaho high court overturns redistricting plan
Idaho’s Supreme Court overturned the state’s new legislative redistricting plan Wednesday, ordering a citizen commission back to work and throwing into doubt the state’s schedule for its May primary election.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2011
County districts nearly equal in population after latest adjustment
Starting this month, when residents of nine Spokane County precincts call their commissioner, they can call him Al. Not Todd or Mark.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2011
Another challenge to Idaho’s new districts filed
Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan. The challenge criticizes the bipartisan citizen panel that wrote the plan this year and calls for …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2011, 4:46 p.m.
New Idaho redistricting challenge calls for return of 1st commission
Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, and it includes criticism of the bipartisan citizen panel that wrote the plan this year and …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2011, 7:25 p.m.
Federal court won’t block its Texas redistricting map
A federal court refused late Friday to block a congressional redistricting map it drew up for Texas, rejecting a request from the state’s attorney general just hours after the Republican …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2011
Downtown shifts districts
Downtown Spokane residents who voted for Councilman-elect Mike Fagan won’t be represented by him once he’s sworn in. That’s because the main core of Spokane will shift Jan. 1 from …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2011
Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s new legislative map
BOISE – Seven northern Idaho counties are planning a lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, which already faces one legal challenge. “These northern counties want to make sure …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2011, 11:20 a.m.
Second lawsuit could challenge Idaho district plan
Seven North Idaho counties are planning a second lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011
Eye on Boise: 4 counties in lawsuit offer own district map
BOISE – The four Idaho counties that are suing to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan – which include Kootenai County – have drawn up and submitted to the Idaho …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2011
County votes to join redistricting lawsuit
Kootenai County commissioners plan to sue over Idaho’s new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county …