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Plaintiffs In NC Redistricting Case Make Forceful Argument State’s Remedial Plan is Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymander

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

While much of the brief is about how the NC legislature’s new plan is no cure for the earlier redistricting plan found to be a racial gerrymander, perhaps what is most interesting is the discussion of how open and blatant … Continue...

Pennsylvania Republicans Hint at U.S. Supreme Court Appeal in State Gerrymandering Case

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

Today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case arguing that Pennsylvania’s congressional districts violate the state Constitution. Ordinarily a ruling on state constitutional grounds cannot be appealed to the U...

“Crossing State Lines: The Supreme Court’s conservatives may be preparing an attack on states’ ability to combat partisan gerrymandering.”

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

Mark Stern for Slate. … Continue reading ?

Federal Court Rejects Partisan Gerrymander Objection to NC Congressional Redistricting Plan

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

A few months ago, a three judge court held that North Carolina’s congressional redistricting included an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. This case is currently on appeal to the Supreme Court. To remedy the violation, the NC leg...

Pennsylvania GOP leader tells state supreme court he will defy its anti-gerrymandering order

US Politics / Liberal : Matthew Yglesias

In an audacious move by a political leader who could potentially be held in contempt of court, Pennsylvania Senate President pro tempore Joseph Scarnati (R) informed the state supreme court on Wednesday that he will openly defy one ...

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