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Redistricting Seminar: Go Ahead, Ask us Anything

The final session of NCSL's first redistricting seminar in Providence, R.I., was a chance for legislators and others to indeed ask meeting faculty anything. These questions give a flavor of what was on their minds.

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Supreme Court Holds Partisan Gerrymandering Claims May Not be Litigated

In Rucho v. Common Cause the Supreme Court held 5-4 that partisan gerrymandering claims are non-justiciable—meaning that a federal court cannot decide them.

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Must States Use Census Data for Redistricting? Not Always

What data must redistricters use when they go about their every-10-years task of creating equal population districts?

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Virginia House Lacks Standing to Defend Redistricting Plan

Does one chamber of a state legislature have “standing” to litigate a redistricting case? Not unless state law says so, the Supreme Court ruled.  

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Let the Competition Begin: Vying to be Number One in Census Response Rates

Minnesota has a goal: it wants to rank first in terms of state response rates to the 2020 census. It was number 2 in 2010, so maybe that’s why it’s trying harder.

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The Wide Wild World of Redistricting—May Edition

Next month will be the peak of the annual redistricting news cycle, as the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its opinions on two partisan gerrymandering cases and one racial gerrymandering case. These are big deals (at least for politicos).

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Redistricting: A Multifaceted Thing

We have decided to put a spin on each of NCSL’s five redistricting seminars that are spread out over the next 18 months. Each will include an opportunity for staff to meet with each other, for Ds and Rs to strategize separately and for everyone to get the basics on law, tech and data.

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Expect to See a Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Predicting the outcome of a Supreme Court case based on oral argument is foolhardy. But unless the more liberal justices can pick up the vote of a more conservative justice it seems likely the 2020 census will contain a question about citizenship.

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Colorado Tackles Census Concerns

If people are fearful about this federal enterprise, they may not respond to the census next year. Colorado is doing something to combat those worries with the slogan, “It’s Safe. It’s Secure. It’s Important.”

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2020 Census: One Year From Today and Counting

It is important for everyone residing in the United States to be counted in the census to ensure all voices are heard and represented. The census equals fair representation and fair federal funding for states, cities and communities every year until 2030.

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