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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Partisan Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court heard oral argument—yet again—in two cases arguing it should adopt a standard for when partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court Hears First Big Redistricting Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard the first of three big redistricting cases this session, Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill.

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Checking in With Washington State’s Complete Count Committee

Recently I wrote about Callifornia's complete count committee (CCC) for the census. Now I’m reporting on what I learned from my visit to Washington’s complete count shop.

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Virginia Lawmakers First to Pass Redistricting Bill in 2019

Virginia’s General Assembly became the first legislature in 2019 to pass a redistricting measure, approving the creation of a 16-member commission to draw its next set of legislative and congressional maps after the 2020 census.

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NCSL Can Help You Call the Right Plays in Redistricting

All members of a legislative team, from legislators to staff, have many job responsibilities to perform. However, one of their core responsibilities will be to devise a game plan for the upcoming redistricting cycle

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Who's Up and Who's Down in Apportionment Projections

By New Year's Eve, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will transmit to the president the nation’s total population count, based on the 2020 Census. With that big number come the “apportionment totals” which show which states gain or lose seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Redistricting on the Ballot: Who Draws the Lines?

Nov. 6 is shaping up as a big day in the redistricting world.

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In Memoriam: Redistricting Pioneer Tom Hofeller

With a curmudgeonly nature leavened by a twinkle in his eye, Tom Hofeller was one of the nation’s best brains when it came to thinking spatially and legally. In other words, he was a redistricter par excellence.

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Redistricting School's Not Out For Summer

Los Angeles—I got schooled last week at NCSL’s Summit—schooled on how redistricting really works, as opposed to the textbook “How a Bill Becomes a Law” version.

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What a Month June Was For Redistricting

During June, the court touched on five redistricting cases in some way or other. But that’s not all. Two cases burbling along in lower courts made June headlines, too.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.