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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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Court to Wisconsin: Redraw Districts Now

A federal court has ruled unanimously that Wisconsin can't wait until its redistricting case is heard by the Supreme Court to redraw the state's legislative maps because they were too partisan in favor of Republicans.

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A Nation Divided by Politics, Drink and Television

If you're raising a toast this holiday season, what's in your glass is a good indication of how you voted.

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Where and When Redistricting Meets Elections: North Carolina in 2017

Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia will not be alone next year when they hold their legislative elections—North Carolina will join them.

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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.