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Redistricting Technology Webinar Sept. 12

On Thursday, Sept. 12, NCSL will host a webinar to get the redistricting ball rolling, Redistricting Technology: What to Think About As The Next Cycle Approaches.

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Redistricting and the Law

Tuesday’s “Redistricting and the Law” session at NCSL’s Legislative Summit fell on a date familiar to many in the room. It was on Aug. 6, 1965, that Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which outlawed racial discrimination in voting.

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Attendees at NCSL’s redistricting seminar in Providence were given the chance to get hands-on practice with drawing districts. The seminar offered a virtual mapmaking exercise to redistrict 14 state house districts in Dallas County, Texas.  

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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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