"Their primary goal was to draw maps that advantaged Republicans, disadvantaged Democrats, and ensured that Republicans could enjoy durable majorities in Michigan's congressional delegation and in both chambers of the Michigan legislature for the entire decade," the judges wrote.
By Manil Suri, Karen Saxe, The Conversation
Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook' and 'a bunch of baloney.'…
By Associated Press
The high court on Tuesday was hearing more than two hours of arguments in two cases involving the issue. The first case involves North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map, and the second involves a map drawn by Democrats in Maryland.
By Denise Lavoie, Associated Press
On Tuesday, a panel of federal judges chose new district lines from a series of proposals submitted by a special master. The judges gave all sides until Feb. 1 to file objections. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
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 Jeff Karoub, 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 Gary D. Robertson, 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.
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.
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