The justices said Friday they will hear arguments in disputes that have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland. The decision could produce the first limits on partisan politics in…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Voters in Michigan will decide in November whether to entrust how their voting districts are drawn to an independent commission rather than the Legislature.
By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press
Federal judges on Monday affirmed their earlier decision striking North Carolina's congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship.
By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press
The Supreme Court upheld current state and congressional districts in Texas in a much-awaited 5-4 decision on racial gerrymandering. The majority rejected a lower court's findings that Texas had engaged in racial discrimination, primarily against black and Hispanic voters, in…
There is a heated battle in one Utah county over voting district lines and the effect on Native American representation. Last year, a federal judge ruled that the districts had been gerrymandered by lumping the Navajo into a single bloc,…
By Marcia Coyle
This Supreme Court term feels more politically fraught than recent ones for two reasons: the extreme partisanship dominating the relationships between the executive and legislative branches, and the nature of the remaining cases to be decided.
The Supreme Court delved again into the high-stakes debate over what is and isn't allowed when lawmakers draw electoral districts. In the latest case, the court heard arguments over whether a Maryland district was redrawn to help Democrats. Marcia Coyle…
By Marc Levy, Associated Press
A longtime congressional stronghold for Republicans, Pennsylvania is emerging in dramatic fashion as a source of hope for Democrats in their quest to take control of the U.S. House in November's mid-term elections.
In our news wrap Monday, both the U.S. Supreme Court and a panel of federal judges refused to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map deemed more fair, and more favorable to Democrats. Also, the family business of Jared Kushner, the…
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