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Redistricting: Supreme Court (Doesn’t) Decide

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on what were expected to be a pair of blockbuster redistricting cases—Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone. The end result: the status quo has not changed.

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The Midterms Are the Unofficial Start to 2020 Redistricting Season

The midterm elections are doubly important this year. Not only are state and congressional control at stake, but the midterms represent the unofficial start to the 2020 redistricting cycle, which begins after the census data are released in early 2021.

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Ohio's Big Redistricting Vote

On Tuesday, Ohio’s voters overwhelmingly said “yes” to changing how congressional districts will be adopted in the Buckeye State, come 2021. This is not only a big deal for Ohio but is also a major development in the often highly contentious redistricting process.

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Confidentiality, the Census and Trust in the Federal Government

Soi why should I give my personal information, such as where I live, to the federal government? And what protections are in place to ensure my information is kept confidential?

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Texas Redistricting Case

In Abbott v. Perez a number of persons and advocacy groups challenged the Texas Legislature’s 2011 state legislative and congressional redistricting plan claiming it discriminated against black and Hispanic voters in violation of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause and the Voting Rights Act.

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Maryland Partisan Gerrymandering Case

The challengers to the redistricting of Maryland’s 6th Congressional District just might win—if the U.S. Supreme Court actually decides their case.

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Here's your handy 'cheat sheet' for SCOTUS redistricting cases

I made a cheat sheet for my own purposes to follow redistricting cases and the Supreme Court.

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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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