Stories tagged: redistricting
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019
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
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.
Fri., May 3, 2019
A federal court ruled Friday that Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections.
Mon., March 25, 2019
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.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
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 …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
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 …
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
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.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
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 …
Mon., June 25, 2018
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 …
Mon., June 18, 2018
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
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 …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
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.
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018
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 …
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018
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
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.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
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 …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
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
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
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
Redistricting litigation, which played out in the lead-up to the 2016 elections, is still ongoing across the country.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Redistricting, affirmative action just first of four cases before U.S. Supreme Court.
Tue., June 30, 2015
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
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
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 …