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UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Washington, Idaho have bipartisan redistricting

Washington and Idaho voters didn’t have a big stake in Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that refused to overturn redistricting plans that critics say are unfairly drawn.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 11:11 a.m.

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to ruling Monday by the Supreme Court.


Judges declare Ohio’s congressional map unconstitutional

A federal court ruled Friday that Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections.


Politicians can’t be trusted to draw electoral maps

The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments over whether politicians can be trusted to draw up their own districts. Take it from us: They can’t.


GOP push to change Idaho’s redistricting commission stalls

A measure with strong Republican support that could change the state’s independent commission in charge of redrawing congressional and legislative maps to favor Republicans has stalled amid a protest by …


Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats

A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia’s House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this …


Missouri governor wants repeal of new redistricting law

Parson believes a repeal-and-replace effort is necessary for a new voter-approved constitutional amendment revising the way Missouri’s legislative districts are drawn.


Missouri first to adopt fairness test against gerrymandering

The votes won’t be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022. The reason: a one-of-its kind redistricting initiative …


Supreme Court won’t hear North Carolina districting dispute

The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on a new case on partisan redistricting for now. Instead, the justices are sending a dispute over North Carolina’s heavily Republican congressional …


Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Justices struggle with partisan redistricting again

Dealing with an issue that could affect elections across the country, Supreme Court justices wrestled Wednesday with how far states may go to craft electoral districts that give the majority …


Lawmakers push changes to Idaho’s redistricting commission

Idaho lawmakers have ushered in a proposal that would dramatically change the state’s independent commission in charge of drawing congressional and legislative maps every decade.


Pennsylvania’s new congressional map could boost Democrats

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control …


Pennsylvania court issues overhauled congressional map

Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 3 p.m.

In blow to GOP, Supreme Court won’t block PA redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, denying a plea from Republicans legislative leaders to block it.


Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state’s congressional districts by next week because of excessive …


Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …