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Congressional Redistricting

Supreme Court Bars GOP Congressmen From Defending Racially Gerrymandered Map

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

In a short opinion that hints at compromise, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to allow Republican lawmakers to defend a Virginia districting ...

Scalia's Death Gives Hope To Voting Rights Advocates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The death of Justice Antonin Scalia left many Supreme Court decisions up in the air. In particular, a set of decisions on redistricting ...

Politics Dominated The Supreme Court This Week. That's Not Good.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court did three things on Tuesday, and all three had to do with politics. More precisely, they all had to do with the politi...

Governors Of Different Parties Realize Redistricting Is Screwed Up

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two governors have the same problem: Their states are heavily gerrymandered, giving one party a disproportionate share of seats in the ...

With 2020 In Mind, Democrats Are Starting To Focus On Governors' Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Governors Association launched a new initiative Tuesday to target states where governors play a role in how congressional...

Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

The Florida Legislature illegally redrew boundaries defining congressional districts to benefit the Republican Party, a circuit court judge ruled Thur...

Can Eric Cantor Redeem The Republican Party?

The New Yorker | RYAN LIZZA | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, has often shown a willingness to compromise, but for more than two years he has been stymied by a small and un...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Lawmaker: Don't Split My Caucasian District | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

A Kansas state lawmaker told colleagues Wednesday that she opposed a proposed redistricting map because it would put her "primarily Caucasian" neighbo...

A Bigger Threat to Our Democracy Than Citizens United

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The majority of election cycles between 1964 and 2010 resulted in House incumbent reelection rates of at least 90 percent. Those are Kim Jung Il and Robert Mugabe numbers that legitimately call into question the fundamental tenet of American democracy.

Trymaine Lee

Republican Congressman Allen West Hurt By Republican-Led Redistricting | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices

Like clockwork every 10 years, after the completion of the census, controlling parties in state legislatures across the country reapportion congressio...

John Celock

States Grapple With Maps | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Redistricting fights are springing up nationwide as states grapple with the final stages of redrawing state legislative and congressional district lin...

John Celock

Arizona Redistricting Commission Chair Remains Quiet, Plans Challenge | John Celock | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

The recently ousted chairwoman of Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission is remaining silent as she plans a challenge to the state Senate deci...