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Redistricting Law

Redistricting Law

HOW TO DRAW LEGAL MAPS

US MapRedistricting law that will cover the constitutional and case law basics that every legislator, staffer and interested observer should know before getting involved in drawing plans. This is the legal foundation that undergirds the process.

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REDISTRICTING CASES

PuzzleThis page highlights cases related to redistricting following the 2010 census. As new complaints are filed and cases decided, we encourage you to send the NCSL redistricting listserv a message that includes the citation, a hypertext link if available, and a brief description of the issues.
 

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REDISTRICTING LAW 2010

Redistricting Law BookThis new book from NCSL summarizes the legal framework that governs redistricting and serves as a guide for map drawing or analyzing or litigating district plans.

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COALITION & INFLUENCE DISTRICTS

GavelWhat have federal courts said about these types of districts? How does the redistricting authority identify them? Will the Supreme Court weigh in once again on these districts having ruled on crossover districts in the 2009 North Carolina redistricting case Barlett vs. Strickland?

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OVERVIEW | LAW

Redistricting is governed by a voluminous body of state and federal laws.  This webpage provides resources and materials to assist legislators and staff in how to go about drawing legal state legislative and congressional districts.  Resources for federal equal population and Voting Rights Act requirements as well as state specific statutes are all available here.  If you need more information please contact NCSL staff person, Morgan Cullen.

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