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A panel discussion on current developments and ways to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania will be held Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “On the Wrong Side of the Tracks: The Need for Redistricting Reform” will be held in room 11 of the College of Humanities and ...
LORAIN — All of Ohio's congressional seats were won with at least 59 percent of the vote in 2016, an effect of gerrymandered districts, but Issue 1 seeks to change ... “Also when we gerrymander districts we are literally taking away someone's right to vote because we are creating districts that a Democrat or ...

They say Arizona's maps look pretty good compared to other states — where districts are often gerrymandered, or redrawn in a biased manner to give one ... Last year, a statistical analysis by The Associated Press ranked Arizona fourth-lowest for the effect of gerrymandering on congressional districts in the ...
Sauk County voters may have a chance in November to express their views on partisan gerrymandering and the influence of money in politics. A Sauk County ... Last year's battle over a Sauk County gerrymandering referendum took place over the course of a month and generated significant public interest.
Turcer talked to WKSU's Jeff St. Clair about how the proposal works and the fight against gerrymandering in Ohio. Jeff St. Clair: Why did we need to change the way Ohio's citizens are represented in Washington? Catherine Turcer: Right now, one party does the mapmaking. It can be the Democratic Party, ...
Massachusetts has come a long way since the days of Gov. Elbridge Gerry. But how much does gerrymandering still play a role in the state where the term was first coined? The subject of partisan redistricting — in which incumbent political parties redraw legislative maps to their own advantage — is once ...

On the issue of partisan gerrymandering, Breyer acknowledged that there seemed like "a pretty clear violation of the Constitution in some form" but he worried that the court needed a "practical remedy" so that judges would not have to get involved in "dozens and dozens and dozens of very important ...
In the case presented to the Supreme Court, Whitford and the other plaintiffs, argue that the 2011 redistricting of Wisconsin by Republican legislators should be classified as extreme partisan gerrymandering, and therefore gave a significant unfair advantage to Republicans in the election. In the past, the ...
Blaming our admittedly stupid way of choosing judges for the outcome of the gerrymander case is just plain wrong. The district lines were politically gerrymandered and unconstitutional, so the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made the correct decision. If Democratic judges were the only ones with the integrity ...
One of Democrats' top targets has been Pennsylvania, where the state Supreme Court redrew congressional districts this past week after ruling that the 2011 boundaries drawn by the GOP-led Legislature were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Statistical voting models of the court's new plan show ...

Note the brownish-red section of the old map. Dubbed "Goofy Kicking Donald Duck," the former 7th congressional district was one of the most gerrymandered in the U.S.. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is giving the Democratic voters who successfully challenged Pennsylvania's congressional map a ...
THE ISSUE: The United States Supreme Court is considering two partisan gerrymandering cases this session from Wisconsin and Maryland. The Court's decision in Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone in June could have important consequences for the political make up of our federal and state ...
Pennsylvania's congressional map was among the most gerrymandered in history. ... They're designed by dint of the centuries-old practice of gerrymandering, in which the party in power carves up the electoral map to their favor. ... But now, the law is taking a closer look at partisan gerrymandering, too.
Pennsylvania's congressional map is widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered. ... broke decades of precedent and created bizarrely shaped districts in what Franklin and Marshall College political scientist G. Terry Madonna called “the worst gerrymander in modern Pennsylvania history.”.
WASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court on Monday refused to stop Pennsylvania's highest court from requiring lawmakers there to redraw the state's congressional map, which the state court had found to be marred by partisan gerrymandering. The Supreme Court's order was expected, as the ...
Whitford to call for an end to partisan gerrymandering on October 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Getty Images) less. WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif speaks outside of The United States Supreme Court after an oral arguments in Gill v ...
Responding to complaints about partisan gerrymandering, a significant number of states this year are considering changing the criteria used to draw ... congressional districts this past week after ruling that the 2011 boundaries drawn by the GOP-led Legislature were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
... to impeach the Democrat justices who served as the 5-to-2 majority in the ruling, and the president pro tempore of the State Senate, Joe Scarnati, has publicly floated the idea of filing ethics complaints against two Democrat justices who expressed opinions on gerrymandering before the January ruling.


 

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