Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down State Legislative Maps
Redistricting
Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down State Legislative Maps
2023-12-26 15:17:23
by Dan McCue

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday struck down Republican-drawn legislative maps and ordered new district boundary lines in the perennial battleground state to be drawn before the 2024 election. In its 4-3 ruling, the court majority held... Read More

Court Sets Off ‘MapQuake’ in New York, Orders Redistricting Do-Over
Redistricting
Court Sets Off ‘MapQuake’ in New York, Orders Redistricting Do-Over
2023-12-12 23:11:39
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s highest court ordered the state to redraw its congressional map on Tuesday, ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in a Democratic lawsuit, and potentially increasing the odds that Democrats will take back control of the... Read More

Justices Appear Ready to Restore GOP District Map in SC
Redistricting
Justices Appear Ready to Restore GOP District Map in SC
2023-10-12 14:53:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority on Wednesday expressed skepticism at claims that a Republican-drawn congressional district map in South Carolina is an unlawful racial gerrymander, setting the stage for restoration ahead of the 2024 election. A three-judge panel... Read More

Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses Redistricting Cases
In The States
Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses Redistricting Cases
2023-09-07 20:50:27
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a pair of legal challenges to the state's congressional map, meaning the map — already declared unconstitutional — will be used for the 2024 election. The two lawsuits in question... Read More

Court Scraps Congressional District Map in Alabama
Redistricting
Court Scraps Congressional District Map in Alabama
2023-09-07 18:55:13
by Dan McCue

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new congressional district map drawn by state lawmakers in Alabama failed to address concerns that it dilutes the electoral power of Black voters in the state, a federal judicial panel has ruled. As a result of... Read More

GOP Lawmakers in Alabama Advance Controversial New Congressional District Map
Redistricting
GOP Lawmakers in Alabama Advance Controversial New Congressional District Map
2023-07-18 15:28:07
by Dan McCue

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A Republican-dominated state legislative panel in Alabama on Monday approved a new congressional district map that creates one majority-Black district and one that is 42% Black. The party-line vote by the state Legislature’s reapportionment committee came on... Read More

8th Circuit to Consider Whether to Limit Election Lawsuits
Law
8th Circuit to Consider Whether to Limit Election Lawsuits
2023-01-11 16:46:11
by Dan McCue

ST. LOUIS — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could see the court sharply restrict lawsuits challenging redistricting decisions and state election rules on the basis of racial discrimination. The... Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Authority Over Elections
Redistricting
Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Authority Over Elections
2022-06-30 19:25:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal from North Carolina Republicans that could ultimately remove state court authority over congressional redistricting.  If they decide for the petitioners in Moore v. Harper, the justices would dramatically... Read More

Judge Tosses Congressional Map in Louisiana Citing Racial Gerrymander
Redistricting
Judge Tosses Congressional Map in Louisiana Citing Racial Gerrymander
2022-06-07 15:25:23
by Dan McCue

BATON ROUGE, La. — A federal judge struck down Louisiana’s newly adopted congressional district map, ruling it must be redrawn to include a second district that gives Black voters the opportunity to elect a candidate of their choice. U.S. District... Read More

Demographics and Redrawn Boundaries Could Net Dems Big Win in California
Elections
Demographics and Redrawn Boundaries Could Net Dems Big Win in California
2022-05-31 23:16:40
by Brock Blasdell

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Increasing Asian and Latino populations across California have reshaped the state’s voter demographics heading into the 2022 midterms. Amid congressional redistricting, it could create the perfect opportunity for Democrats to win seats in the 2022 primary... Read More

New Hampshire Supreme Court Steps In to End Redistricting Drama
Redistricting
New Hampshire Supreme Court Steps In to End Redistricting Drama
2022-05-31 21:12:40
by Dan McCue

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Tuesday formally approved a congressional district map drawn by a special master, effectively putting an end to the stalemate between the Republicans who control the state Legislature and Republican Gov. Chris... Read More

State Court Approves Controversial CD Map for New York
Redistricting
State Court Approves Controversial CD Map for New York
2022-05-23 20:26:22
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — A state court judge formally approved a controversial new congressional map Friday night, ratifying a map that could prove costly to Democrats while forcing two of the state’s most prominent House members to square off against each... Read More

New York’s State of Mind: BAM! BANG! KRUNCH! KAPOW!
Redistricting
New York’s State of Mind: BAM! BANG! KRUNCH! KAPOW!
2022-05-19 18:37:20
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — It wasn’t supposed to be this way. In reliably blue New York State, where more than 53% of registered voters identify as Democrats, a newly drawn district map was supposed to serve as a bulwark against Republicans... Read More

Missouri Governor Ratifies State’s New Congressional Districts
Redistricting
Missouri Governor Ratifies State’s New Congressional Districts
2022-05-19 13:33:36
by Dan McCue

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a bill formally revising the boundaries of the state’s eight congressional districts, ending one of the more bitter standoffs of the entire redistricting “season.” "Today, we signed into law... Read More

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Redistricting Maps
Redistricting
Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Redistricting Maps
2022-05-18 18:30:20
by Dan McCue

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Republican-drawn congressional map that divides a racially diverse portion of the Kansas City metropolitan area, despite concerns the new district lines will dilute the minority vote. As previously reported... Read More

Florida Judge Declares DeSantis Map Unconstitutional
Redistricting
Florida Judge Declares DeSantis Map Unconstitutional
2022-05-11 23:44:10
by Dan McCue

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida judge declared a congressional district map approved by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis unconstitutional Wednesday because it intentionally “Diminishes African Americans’ ability to elect the representative of their choice.” Leon County Circuit Court Judge Layne Smith... Read More

Ohio Redistricting Panel Resubmits Rejected Map to Court
Redistricting
Ohio Redistricting Panel Resubmits Rejected Map to Court
2022-05-06 18:17:32
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As a strategy, it probably falls into the category of “Maybe they won’t notice.” On Thursday, the Ohio Redistricting Commission voted 4-2 to resubmit state legislative district maps to the Ohio Supreme Court that the court has... Read More

Democrat Expert Offers Her Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022
Redistricting
Democrat Expert Offers Her Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022
2022-04-29 20:36:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Last week, The Well News spoke with Adam Kincaid, president and executive director of the National Republican Redistricting Trust, to get his take on how the decennial redistricting process has gone, where things stand now, and the long... Read More

Kansas Court Strikes Down Gerrymandered Congressional Map 
Redistricting
Kansas Court Strikes Down Gerrymandered Congressional Map 
2022-04-25 19:41:00
by Dan McCue

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas judge on Monday tossed out a congressional district map drawn by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature, holding that it was an unlawful partisan gerrymander aimed at diluting the power of Black and Hispanic voters in... Read More

GOP Expert Offers His Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022
Redistricting
GOP Expert Offers His Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022
2022-04-22 21:57:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With just two states, New Hampshire and Missouri, left to finalize congressional district maps ahead of the 2022 midterms, attention is now shifting to primary contests and the inevitable litigation that the decennially-drawn maps inspire. On Friday, The... Read More

Florida Legislature Advances Congressional District Map Proposed by DeSantis
Redistricting
Florida Legislature Advances Congressional District Map Proposed by DeSantis
2022-04-21 17:49:08
by Dan McCue

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday voted to advance a redistricting plan proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that will likely place the state’s representation on Capitol Hill further into the Republican column while eliminating a district... Read More

DeSantis Pushing Controversial District Map Ahead of Special Session
Redistricting
DeSantis Pushing Controversial District Map Ahead of Special Session
2022-04-18 16:03:03
by Dan McCue

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Legislature was supposed to take up congressional redistricting during a special session that begins Tuesday, but the Republican leaders of both chambers have already punted the process back to the governor’s office. The back and... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Approves GOP-Drawn State Maps
Redistricting
Wisconsin Supreme Court Approves GOP-Drawn State Maps
2022-04-18 16:01:26
by Dan McCue

MADISON, Wis. — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday approved new state legislative district maps drawn by Republicans in the state Legislature, tossing its earlier approval of maps submitted by the state’s Democratic governor. The decision is the latest... Read More

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Fourth Set of Redistricting Plans
In The States
Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Fourth Set of Redistricting Plans
2022-04-15 14:32:21
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a fourth set of redistricting plans drafted by the state’s redistricting commission, but left the panel with the responsibility of redrawing the maps at least one more time. In its... Read More

From ‘Sister’ to Rival: Dem Rising Stars Fight for Ga. Seat
Redistricting
From 'Sister' to Rival: Dem Rising Stars Fight for Ga. Seat

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Reps. Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux flipped two longtime Republican congressional districts in Atlanta's northern suburbs by running against then-President Donald Trump and his divisive brand of politics. But as they fight to keep their House seats this year, they're... Read More

Judicial Panel Allowing Ohio Congressional Races to Proceed
In The States
Judicial Panel Allowing Ohio Congressional Races to Proceed
2022-04-13 17:21:33
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite ongoing litigation over whether a new congressional district map in Ohio dilutes the minority vote, a three-judge federal panel on Tuesday said it won’t block the certification of votes in the state’s May 3 primary. In... Read More

Maryland Gets New Congressional District Map
Redistricting
Maryland Gets New Congressional District Map
2022-04-05 13:38:21
by Dan McCue

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan put an end to more than six months of political and legal wrangling Monday by giving his approval to a new Congressional district map drafted by General Assembly Democrats. Hogan said at a... Read More

New York Redistricting Plan Tossed on Trash Heap
Redistricting
New York Redistricting Plan Tossed on Trash Heap
2022-04-01 12:45:38
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — A state supreme court on Thursday tossed out New York State’s proposed redistricting plan, holding that new districts drafted for state and congressional races were unlawfully partisan in nature. Justice Patrick McAllister of New York’s Steuben County... Read More

Maryland Democrats Approve New Congressional Map
Redistricting
Maryland Democrats Approve New Congressional Map
2022-03-31 00:04:21
by Dan McCue

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Democrat-controlled Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday night approved a new congressional district just five days after a state court judge ruled their previous attempt at a map violated the voting rights of Republicans. The redrawn map... Read More

Ohio Redistricting Panel Approves Work-In-Progress District Maps
Redistricting
Ohio Redistricting Panel Approves Work-In-Progress District Maps
2022-03-29 15:43:06
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A divided Ohio Redistricting Commission approved maps for state legislative districts on Monday night despite the fact independent mapmakers hired to draw them had not yet finished their work. The majority in the 4-3 vote explained their... Read More

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