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Partisan Gerrymandering

  1. 2020 census
    It Sure Looks Like Republicans Don’t Want an Accurate Census CountThere’s a stark partisan divide between state governments that encourage their residents to participate in the 2020 Census, and those that don’t.
  2. 2020 elections
    New North Carolina Map Endangers At Least Two House RepublicansIf state courts reject this latest party-line map, Republican could lose more U.S. House seats, and the trend may spread to other states.
  3. gerrymandering
    State Court Tosses GOP’s Gerrymandered Congressional Map in North CarolinaRepublican boasts about partisan motives for maps challenged, as an illegal racial gerrymander backfired.
  4. gerrymandering
    Another Court Declares Partisan Gerrymandering Unconstitutional Under State LawsNorth Carolina joins Pennsylvania as jurisdictions where state constitutional equal protection provisions have led to the demise of Republican maps.
  5. democracy
    America’s Political System Is Rigged Against Liberals (and Always Has Been)The left’s underrepresentation in U.S. politics isn’t new, and ending gerrymandering won’t fix it. But the liberalization of suburbia might.
  6. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Partisan GerrymanderingThe brief window for federal court scrutiny of an intensely anti-democratic practices has come and gone.
  7. democrats
    Safe Districts Exist to Produce Insurgents Like AOC — and Leaders Like PelosiSo far AOC has done nothing to threaten her party other than asking Democrats to consider a more aggressive and expansive agenda.
  8. Michigan Case Illustrates the Overlap Between Racial and Partisan GerrymanderingMichigan Republicans bragged about concentrating “Dem garbage” and minimizing impact of black voters. Is this too much or not enough for the courts?
  9. SCOTUS Punts Again on the Question of Partisan GerrymanderingIt’s now unlikely the Supremes will clarify any limitations on using redistricting for blatantly partisan purposes until the eve of 2020.
  10. The Midterms Could Have a Big Impact on RedistrictingA majority of governors and a sizable minority of legislators who will be drawing congressional lines for the next decade will be elected this year.
  11. The Clock Is Ticking on SCOTUS’s Decision about Partisan GerrymanderingThe second major partisan gerrymandering case before SCOTUS isn’t clearing up the Court’s future direction.
  12. Tammy Baldwin’s Tough Reelection Fight in Hyperpolarized WisconsinAn awful lot’s going on politically in Wisconsin this year, and Senator Tammy Baldwin’s right in the middle of it.
  13. The Debate Over Gerrymandering Is Changing in a Fundamental WayRedistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore.
  14. The Supreme Court Won’t Intervene on Behalf of GOP in P.A. Gerrymandering CaseThe Court deferred to a state court on the state constitution, so the GOP is going to have to redraw those maps after all.
  15. Pennsylvania Court Kills Gerrymandered Pro-GOP Congressional MapIn really bad timing for Republicans, a state court applying state law overturns a congressional map and requires new districts this year.
  16. Will Justice Kennedy Sink Partisan Gerrymandering — or Save It?In a potential landmark case from Wisconsin, SCOTUS tries to decide if intent to rob minority-party voters of influence can be measured and corrected.