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Hurry Up and Wait: States Need to Prepare Before Map-Drawing Can Begin

The latest hot topic in the redistricting world is how states can get this decade’s redistricting done on time, given a six-month delay in the release of the 2020 census data.

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How Native American Communities Are Handled for Redistricting

Inquiring minds want to know: how are Native American communities handled for redistricting purposes?

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SCOTUS Won’t Stop Trump Plan to Exclude Unauthorized Persons From Apportionment

In an unauthored opinion in Trump v. New York, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether President DonaldTrump could lawfully and constitutionally direct the secretary of commerce to provide information to him about the number of undocumented persons so he could exclude them from the census apportionment base. As a result, Trump’s memorandum to this effect stands.

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California Circumvents Census Calamity

With the Census Bureau’s field operations delayed for months by COVID-19, thus pushing back the release of census operations (if Congress grants the bureau’s request), states dependent on census data are strategizing on how to mitigate the expected delays’ negative impacts.

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Swing By the Elections and Redistricting Team’s (Virtual) Office

Are you sitting up at night thinking about census delays? Or voting by mail? Maybe you have some questions before diving in to redistricting? Worry no more—we’ve got answers for you!

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Now Available: NCSL’s 50-State Summary of Redistricting Systems

If you’d asked NCSL’s elections and redistricting team at the beginning of the year what the hottest issues of 2020 would be, we would have said two things: the 2020 elections and the run-up to next year’s redistricting.

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Census 2020: Counting the Hard-to-Count in Alaska 

For the last three censuses, the Census Bureau has selected a remote Alaska village to be the first community to be counted.

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Redistricting From the Right and the Left

Redistricting is the million-piece jigsaw puzzle of American politics.

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Redistricting: The Most Consequential Election of the Decade is Upon Us

This year, 5,025 legislators who will participate in redistricting (which we refer to here as “redistricters”) will be elected, giving them the power to shape politics in their states for the next 10 years—far longer than a four-year presidential term.

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Redistricting Law: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

The 2010s have been an active decade for redistricting litigation. Almost nine years since the 2010 census data was delivered to the states, litigation against district plans continues in multiple states.

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