Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Florida Legislature Leaves Town Without Drawing New Congressional Districts

Florida lawmakers adjourned their special session without drawing new congressional districts, which likely will leave the task to the courts.

August 22, 2015
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Supreme Court Upholds Power Of Independent Commissions To Draw Districts

The 5-4 decision bolsters an increasingly popular political reform adopted by voters in California and other states to transfer authority to draw districts from state legislators to a nonpartisan citizen panel.

June 29, 2015
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Supreme Court Redistricting Case Could Reduce Latinos’ Political Clout

The mathematics of power may be about to change in a way that could shift political clout away from fast-growing Latino communities in states such as California, Texas and Florida, and move it to the suburbs and rural areas.

May 27, 2015
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High Court Says Alabama May Have Improperly Redistricted Black Voters

Supreme Court rules 5-4 that Alabama redistricted black voters in order to dilute their influence.

March 25, 2015
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2020 Census Might Offer Hope For Democrats

Democrats’ chances of winning the House could improve with the next census.

February 9, 2015
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Gerrymandering Rigged The 2014 Elections For Republican Advantage

Democrats blew plenty of races in 2014 — but the deck was stacked against them from the start.

November 6, 2014

Redistricting In Massachusetts Could Hurt Anti-Health Care Rep. Lynch

In the 2010 election, many Democrats lost their re-election campaign because of their support for health care reform. However, in 2012, Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch may defy that trend and become a rare Democrat to lose re-election because he opposed President Obama’s health care reform plan. Massachusetts will lose one seat in Congress due to […]

August 25, 2011

Florida Republicans Appeal To Constitution, Ignoring Amendments

The first public hearing on Florida redistricting will be Monday, but the Redistricting Committee is not scheduled to begin drawing new district maps until January of next year. This has some in the state worried that they will finish redistricting in time for the 2012 primary elections. Under the current schedule, they said, final approval […]

June 17, 2011

Shakedown? Texas Rep. Joe Barton Loses Arlington

It might not be a “$20 billion shakedown,” as Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton once called the agreement between the federal government and British Petroleum to set up a compensation fund for oil spill victims, but the latest Texas redistricting map sure has gotten Rep. Joe Barton upset. Barton represents Texas’s 6th district, which currently […]

June 16, 2011

Congressman’s Dilemma: Two Veteran Democrats Drawn Into Same California District

It’s something of a prisoner’s dilemma, and the surest sign yet that the independent California Citizens Redistricting Committee didn’t take into account politics when deciding on new district boundaries. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, two long-serving Jewish Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee (Berman is the ranking minority member), have been drawn into the […]

June 16, 2011
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