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Former Moco Council member Valerie Ervin announces for Congress

Former Montgomery County Council and school board member Valerie Ervin announced her candidacy for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat Wednesday, becoming the sixth entrant into next April’s Democratic primary to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D).Read full article >>

“Redistricting litigation persists in key states despite court ruling”

Politico: The Supreme Court may have knocked out the best-known challenge to existing congressional districts in a number of states on Monday, but maps still remain in flux for 2016 in three important, large battleground states: Florida, North Carolina and … Continue reading ?

Supreme Court decision a victory for 'we the people'

Just a note to those California Democratic Party leaders who have been spending the last few months sketching new congressional districts in anticipation of Monday's Supreme Court ruling in a case out of Arizona: Put down your pencils and put away your maps. The court rejected a challenge to Arizona's...

Republicans rigged the House through gerrymandering. Democrats can fight back at the ballot box

States where Democrats could gain from redistricting reform ballot initiatives, with current congressional district counts Republicans have successfully used redistricting to all but ensure they'll keep control of the House of Representatives short of a 2006-style wave for Democrats. Show More Summary

SCOTUS-Another Big Decision!

This is a really big deal. SCOTUS rules in favor of the people of Arizona vs. their own state government. In response to complaints that the state legislature was engaging in partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, Arizona voters approved an independent commission to draw district lines in a 2000 ballot initiative. Show More Summary

Justice Ginsburg Deals a Blow to Partisan Gerrymandering

In a victory for opponents of partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of an independent commission to draw Arizona's congressional districts. Writing for a narrow majority in the 5-4 ruling, Justice Ruth Bader...Show More Summary

Supreme Court rules on Arizona redistricting commission: Why it matters for California

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

In one of its final decisions this term, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the legality Arizona's citizen redistricting commission, which is responsible for redrawing congressional and legislative district lines. The case was closely watched by legal and political experts in California, some of...

Supreme Court Upholds Independent Redistricting Panels

The U.S. Supreme Court “bolstered efforts to make federal elections more competitive, upholding an independent commission set up by Arizona voters to draw congressional districts,” Bloomberg reports. “The 5-4 ruling is a setback to Arizona Republicans, who had hoped to [...]

Justices uphold Arizona’s system for redistricting

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from Republican lawmakers. Continue reading ? The post Justices uphold Arizona’s system for redistricting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's Voter-Approved Redistricting Commission

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in a bid to remove partisan politics from the process. The court, split 5-4, ruled that the ballot initiative did not violate the U.S. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Upholds Creation of Arizona Redistricting Commission

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Ruling against the Republican-led legislature, the justices said a referendum that stripped lawmakers of the power to map congressional districts was constitutional.

“Supreme Court Decision On Arizona’s Congressional District Maps Coming Monday”

I spoke with Mark Brodie of KJZZ about the case expected to come down Monday. … Continue reading ?

Another Democrat decides to challenge Rep. Stephen Knight

Another Democrat has emerged to challenge Rep. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) in next year's election for the last Republican-held congressional district in Los Angeles County.

Political Offices Are Not Meant to Be Family Heirlooms

From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt: Political Offices Are Not Meant to Be Family Heirlooms Ace of Spades, making his case for his friend Mike Flynn in the special House election in Illinois’ 8 th Congressional District, made an interesting point in an aside: Mike Flynn’s opponent is not a bad man, I imagine. Show More Summary

What #IL18 actually looks like (for the primary)

Where Mike Flynn and Darin LaHood should do their best, and where the game will be fought. I took some time to warp this Romney+25 Congressional District for the Decision Desk, which will be providing live returns on 7/7. LaHood,...

Jindal Launches His Doomed Candidacy

So retreating to his old congressional district in suburban New Orleans, perhaps the only place in America where he's held in high regard, the one-time wonder boy of American politics,...

Illinois 18th Congressional Candidates Support Climate Action in Democratic Debate

The two Democrats running to replace Aaron Schock in Illinois' 18th Congressional district supported action on climate change in a recent debate sponsored by several news organizations. Both candidates mentioned a letter from Pope Francis calling on Catholics to make combating climate change a top priority. Show More Summary

In Paul Ryan’s district alone, 19,000 people may lose Obamacare subsidies

The other day we brought you new data from Families USA that hinted at the political chaos that could unfold if the Supreme Court guts subsidies for millions. The data, broken down by Congressional district, showed that in key swing states like Florida, North Carolina and Virgina, many House GOP districts are home to tens […]

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