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Court-Drawn Texas Redistricting Plan Goes to the Supreme Court (Again)

What if a district court adopts a redistricting plan and the state legislature later codifies that plan? May the same district court later rule the redistricting plan is unlawful and/or unconstitutional? That is what the Supreme Court will decide in Abbott v. Perez.

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All Eyes, Ears on Kennedy as SCOTUS Hears Redistricting Case

All eyes and ears were focused on Justice Anthony Kennedy during the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral argument in Gill v. Whitford in which the court is asked to decide whether and when it is possible to bring a claim that partisan gerrymandering (redistricting to advantage one political party) is unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court to Hear Major Redistricting Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing Gill v. Whitford, a redistricting case out of Wisconsin on Tuesday.

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It's 2017—Do You Know Where Your Districts Are?

Redistricting is a complex and perplexing issue that begs a bagful of questions

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SCOTUS Will Consider Partisan Gerrymanding Case

In Gill v. Whitford the Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether and when it is possible to bring a claim that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional.

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Innovations in Election Technology

NCSL’s Elections and Redistricting team was in Williamsburg, Va., last week for the Future of Elections: Technology Policy and Funding conference.

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SCOTUS Orders North Carolina Court to Review Redistricting Case

In North Carolina v. Covington, the U.S.Supreme Court issued a three-page unauthored opinion ordering a North Carolina district court to reconsider its decision to remedy unconstitutional racial gerrymandering by truncating existing legislators’ terms and holding a special election.

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SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Challenge to North Carolina Voter ID Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals's decision holding that North Carolina’s voter ID law is unconstitutional and violates the Voting Rights Act.

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SCOTUS Refines Racial Predominance Determination in Gerrymandering Case

Little is easy in most redistricting cases and Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections is no exception. That said, the Supreme Court was nearly unanimous in its decision.

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Redistricting Commission Bills Proliferate

Redistricting commission is the hot button elections-related phrase this year, showing up in most of this year’s redistricting bills. And so far this year, at least 42 bills have popped to create redistricting commissions. 

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