The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow about the scope of state legislative authority to determine “the time, place, and manner” of federal elections. Petitioners’ position is that state legislatures are freed from state constitutional constraints when they make decisions… Continue reading
Sam Wang oped for WaPo:
But if the Republicans win in the U.S. Supreme Court, the result on a national scale would almost certainly benefit Democrats
. Why? Because outside North Carolina, only swing states and blue states have curbed… Continue reading
Both parties entered the latest redistricting cycle seeking to press their advantages where they could.
The first election held under the new lines showed both succeeded — though Democrats had their most ruthless gerrymanders thrown out in the courts… Continue reading
Democratic candidates for the Michigan House and Senate won a majority of votes this year, translating into their party winning control of both legislative chambers
. That may seem like a natural result, but it hasn’t been in previous… Continue reading
Democrats are suing to overturn congressional maps in six states they weren’t able to undo before the midterm elections: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio and Texas. If courts side with them, Democrats believe it could be the difference between… Continue reading
for The Atlantic:
Republicans have gained control of the House of Representatives, but their majority will be tiny. Such close division has triggered many what-if discussions. Some have focused on New York, where Democrats performed poorly
. The… Continue reading
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a challenge
to Texas state legislative maps that critics say intentionally dilute minority voting power and result in an illegal racial gerrymander.
At the center of the dispute is Senate District 10, which… Continue reading
Great lineup! Details
. Videos of each session will be posted to the KLJ website
by early next week.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was incensed. Late last year, the state’s Republican legislature had drawn congressional maps that largely kept districts intact, leaving the GOP with only a modest electoral advantage.DeSantis threw out the legislature’s work and redrew… Continue reading
for the NYT:
Over the last few decades, we’ve gotten accustomed to the idea that Democrats could easily win the popular vote but struggle to win control of government.This time, there’s a chance of a reversal. After years… Continue reading
From the LA Times bombshell report:
Still, much of the conversation focused on the maps that had been proposed by the city’s redistricting commission. Martinez voiced frustration that the panel had proposed removing a number of economic assets from her… Continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Costello v. Carter, which involved a challenge to Pennsylvania’s court approved congressional map. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted the map after a deadlock between the Republican legislature and the Democratic governor. Notably,… Continue reading