The intersection of redistricting and home rule is a sweet spot for local government conflict. The Denver Post has an update
on Weld County.
Vik Amar and Jason Mazzone suggest
that the Court grant cert. pronto in Huffman v. Neiman
, the Ohio partisan gerrymandering case, as it considers whatever just happened in North Carolina. Rick had similar thoughts
The NYT with a broader perspective
on the North Carolina state Supreme Court’s decision to overturn
a decision issued just four months earlier, with Supreme Court elections the only meaningful change in between.
[This post has been updated]
In a 5-2 decision along partisan lines
, the North Carolina Supreme Court held
that it cannot consider partisan gerrymandering claims under the state constitution. This ruling overturns an earlier ruling of the state supreme… Continue reading
What a mess.
Rick H. links to the North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision
in the partisan gerrymandering cases. The congressional piece of that is in front of the United States Supreme Court right now.
Earlier, I blogged
about how “mootness”… Continue reading
As this blog noted
, Cleta Mitchell was invited to give a “special legal presentation” to a recent RNC donor retreat — either because of or despite her role in proceedings attempting to overturn the 2020 election.
There has already… Continue reading
In a landmark decision, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled
Friday that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional under the Alaska Constitution’s equal protection doctrine.
The decision follows a contentious recent reapportionment cycle: The Alaska Redistricting Board was twice found
by the… Continue reading
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s latest picks for New York’s highest court could play a key role in deciding whether the state will rip up its congressional district maps and start over — a move that could help determine which party… Continue reading
The WaPo with highlights
from Dave Wasserman’s latest report, blogged here
Mark Rozell discusses the impact of a redistricting map that pairs incumbents in five Virginia state legislative districts
Because state law requires redrawing the boundaries
in the first regular session after the census data are out … and the COVID delays meant that happened after the 2021 session ended.
Dave Wasserman reignites the forever wars
over whether polarization and residential moving patterns or redistricting is more to blame for the drop in competitive congressional seats.
(Just about everyone believes that the answer is that it’s both. The political science… Continue reading
And the NYT offers a prediction
about the first order of business:
Once Judge Protasiewicz assumes her place on the court on Aug. 1, the first priority for Wisconsin Democrats will be to bring a case to challenge the current… Continue reading