“Don’t ‘reward gamesmanship and obstinacy,’ NC gerrymander challengers say”

News and Observer: Attorneys representing voters who successfully challenged North Carolina’s congressional districts as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders are protesting lawmakers’ attempt to use the election maps again this year. U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts had given attorneys until noon … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Dismisses Texas Democratic Party Petition Raising Partisan Gerrymandering Case, After Agreeing to Hear Texas Appeal on Voting Rights Act and Racial Gerrymandering Issues

I noted on Friday the Supreme Court’s order to hear two Texas redistricting appeals raising claims under the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution (including racially discriminatory intent and racial gerrymandering claims). I also noted that the Court did not … Continue reading

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Analysis: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear (Part of) Texas Redistricting Cases, But Not Partisan Gerrymandering; What Does It Mean, and What About North Carolina?

As expected, the Supreme Court today agreed to hear both the state and congressional Texas redistricting cases, consolidating them, postponing a decision on jurisdiction (more on that below), and likely (but not certainly) setting them up for argument in April and a decision by … Continue reading

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Three-Judge Federal Court, on 2-1 Vote, Rejects Partisan Gerrymandering Challenge to Pa. Congressional Districts Under the Elections Clause

Via the Brennan Center’s Agre v. Wolf page, there are the three opinions (the final one is the dissent): Final Judgment (January 10, 2018) Memorandum by Honorable Judge Smith (January 10, 2018) Memorandum by Honorable Judge Shwartz (January 10, 2018) Memorandum by Honorable … Continue reading

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Breaking: Supreme Court Surprisingly Adds SECOND Partisan Gerrymandering Case to Its Calendar This Term, This One from Maryland

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear  a partisan gerrymandering case from Maryland, Benisek v. Lamone. (As with the Wisconsin gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford, the Court has postponed the question of jurisdiction as it agreed to hear this appeal—this … Continue reading

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