Redistricting

The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 09, 2018 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court, while another...
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June 25, 2018 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 districting map back to a lower court for more work. The court's order Monday follows a...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Amie Hoeber, right, a Republican who is running in the Maryland 6th Congressional District primary, talks to a supporter at an early voting center in Frederick, Md. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
June 23, 2018 - 11:07 am
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the crowded and competitive race for Maryland's only open congressional seat, some of the better known candidates don't actually live in the district and they blame the lingering effects of partisan gerrymandering, which has gotten new attention and court challenges...
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June 19, 2018 - 12:45 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats had hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle that the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps. When those hopes fizzled Monday, attention turned to North Carolina. A case challenging that battleground state's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, people line up outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington to hear arguments in a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. The justices ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who challenged legislative districts that gave Republicans a huge edge in the state legislature. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 18, 2018 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed electoral maps that were challenged as excessively partisan to remain in place for now, declining to rule on the bigger issue of whether to put limits on redistricting for political gain. The court issued a pair of unanimous rulings in partisan...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:55 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block the use of legislative districts in Wisconsin and Maryland in separate cases that had alleged unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. Instead, the high court allowed lower courts to continue considering the claims. The cases are among several...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2016 file photo, former Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The National Redistricting Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which is chaired by Holder, has launched a legal campaign to create majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states. The lawsuit claims that the current maps discriminate against black voters. They filed separate federal lawsuits Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana, challenging congressional maps state lawmakers in each state approved in 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:57 pm
A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign Wednesday to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters. Attorneys filed separate federal lawsuits in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana,...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:55 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The ACLU filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map on Wednesday, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition. A suit filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati challenges district maps in effect through 2020 for "an...
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