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The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule later this year on cases alleging illegal partisan gerrymandering by Republicans in Wisconsin and by Democrats in Maryland. An AP analysis of 2016 election data found four times as many states with Republican-skewed state House or Assembly districts than ...
HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw boundaries of the state's Congressional Districts has triggered a volcanic ... For Republicans, the decision came at a stressful time -- this year's mid-term election is a time when the party of the president traditionally loses seats in ...

Over the last decade, the five-justice Republican-appointed majority on the Supreme Court has forged a glaring pattern of 5-4 decisions that benefit Republicans at the polls and big Corporations pretty much everywhere. In election-related rulings involving issues like gerrymandering and suppression of ...
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments April 24 in the long-running legal fight over Texas political maps. ... up for an interesting 2018 election schedule; once the Supreme Court decides, the San Antonio three judge court will likely have to redraw and order new elections in some of the districts in ...
Roy Cooper in litigation challenging the law creating a combined state elections and ethics board. The trial court judges talked by ... The judges must issue a judgment consistent with the Supreme Court declaring provisions interfered with Cooper executing election and ethics rules. The attorneys disagree ...
Arguing that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unconstitutionally seized the power to draw new Congressional Districts away from the state legislature, the two top Republican lawmakers in the state returned to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday night with a plea to block the judge-drawn map. The new ...

In 2011, Republicans who control the Legislature drew election maps that greatly favor their party. A panel of federal judges ruled 2-1 in 2016 that the maps were unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing that ruling and is expected to issue a decision by this summer. Burns and Dallet have said ...
As political campaigns heat up going into the March 20 primary election, it's a good time to think about drawing more voters into the process. ... swamped by money that has poured in from super PACS raising unlimited funds since U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision and associated rulings.
The U.S. Supreme Court has long been reluctant to impose restrictions on gerrymandering, the practice of drawing election districts for partisan advantage. There's no accepted standard to say where justified redistricting stops and outright vote-rigging begins, and any ruling might arouse suspicions of ...
The nationwide outcome will be affected by legal rulings on challenges to the way many states draw legislative districts and a Supreme Court decision this session on gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland. There are also efforts underway to set up ballot referendums in Michigan and, less ...
"Tell us how many times has the Supreme Court nullified laws made by Parliament," he asked the counsel. The counsel for the National Party asked for time to prepare for the case, to which the chief justice disagreed and observed that the hearing will be held according to schedule later today. "Don't take ...
The lawmakers appealed the decision, but the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld the ruling in June, leaving no question that lawmakers would have to redraw districts before the 2018 elections. In July, after lawmakers still had not presented new maps to the court with proposed fixes for the ...
The case now goes to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which has agreed to fast-track it. If the court rejects Judge Brobson's conclusion, it could order new maps drawn in time for the 2018 midterm elections. Pennsylvania is expected to be fiercely fought terrain next year in elections turning on President ...
The certification leaves Mr. Moore, 70, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court whose campaign faltered partly because of allegations of sexual misconduct against teenage girls, with almost no avenues to derail Mr. Jones's ascension to the Senate. The election aftermath followed a familiar ...
The U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision empowered outside interests to make congressional races multi-million dollar contests -- and many of the same interests have now also flooded state supreme court elections at record levels, and impacted more justices and courts than ever before.
Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet Win State Supreme Court Primary, Advance To General election ... had previously worked as an attorney defending Walker's Act 10 collective bargaining law and legislative maps drawn by Republicans that are currently being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Though a Supreme Court election is nonpartisan, Screnock has received more than $140,000 from the state Republican Party while Burns calls himself a Democrat who is committed to establishing a liberal majority on the court that is now controlled 5-2 by conservatives. Dallet brands herself as a liberal ...
election Tuesday: After allegations, US Senate candidate Roy Moore avoids spotlight, questions ... Alabama campaign consultant David Mowery - whose client Democrat Bob Vance lost to Moore in the 2012 Alabama Supreme Court chief justice race - said Moore has never been a candidate to do many ...
A social movement coalition, the Convergence Against Continuing Rule, has called for the vote to be voided and for new elections to be called. ... Hernandez, who is seeking re-election on the basis of a controversial ruling from the constitutional branch of the Supreme Court that his government is accused ...
The Maryland case arrived at the Supreme Court after two members of a three-judge District Court panel denied 6th District voters' request for a preliminary injunction to require a new map before the 2018 election. In U.S. District Court, the plaintiffs argued that the redrawn districts amount to an ...
In a surprise move, the Supreme Court on Friday afternoon expanded its review of challenges to the decades-old practice of drawing election boundaries to benefit .... Legendary journalist Lyle Denniston has written for us as a contributor since June 2011 and has covered the Supreme Court since 1958.
The court put further proceedings on hold pending the outcome of the Wisconsin case at the Supreme Court, but Friday's order puts both cases on the docket. In Wisconsin, Republicans who controlled the state legislature designed election districts in 2012 that have given them a nearly 2-1 advantage in the ...
Liberia's Supreme Court has ruled that evidence of fraud during October's first round of presidential elections was insufficient to merit a re-run. This means the final ... Liberia, which was founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century, has not had a smooth transfer of power in 73 years. Ms Sirleaf took office ...
Columbus, Ohio -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled its argument ... from voter rolls based on their failure to vote in recent elections.
The Supreme Court outlawed the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) ... that prompted a U.S. cut in election funding and EU threats of action. ... The National Election Committee (NEC) said the 55 seats the CNRP ... A collection of moments subtle and grand of the 44th president of the United States.
Kenya's supreme court dismissed challenges to last month's rerun of the presidential election, ... NPR's Eyder Peralta joins us now from Nairobi. ... They argued that the Kenyan Constitution says elections should be held in an ...
This means Uhuru Kenyatta, who won re-election, will be sworn in as president. ... Clarity, at least according to the country's Supreme Court, which has ... But just remind us - what was the case against Kenyatta? ... you know, the second time that this country has held presidential elections in three months.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an expedited ... decision on the Constitutionality of the map ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. ... with the constitution is created in time for the 2018 election," Mimi McKenzie, legal ... In October, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a challenge to ...
Since the election of President Donald Trump, public attention has appeared to be ... But, on the eve of the New York state elections 2017 on Tuesday, Prof. ... "It's a very exciting time to be practicing Supreme Court litigation. ... a D.C. firm that largely handles Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals cases.
Every Election Day, big or small, is extraordinary -- energized by the patriots of ... In 2015, $15.8 million was spent in Pennsylvania's judicial elections, breaking the record for the costliest Supreme Court race in U.S. history.
The party fell short in several dramatic House special elections. Its leadership ... The same is true in the US House of Representatives. Nearly ...
Sallie Mundy, GOP incumbent, keeps Pennsylvania Supreme Court ... in what was the most closely watched race in an off-year election. ... Turnout was a far cry from a year ago, when the state was a presidential battleground and featured a closely watched U.S. ... U.S. Supreme Court · Republican Party ...
It's been a quiet election day in Chester's 6th ward 1st precinct in City ... the main statewide races were to elect judges to the Supreme Court, ...
U.S. Supreme Court allows lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's ... the current map before the 2018 congressional elections and have it replaced ...
voting rights act Voting rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. Gary Cameron/Reuters.
The Supreme Court of Liberia on Monday halted a presidential runoff election ... In a unanimous ruling, the court ordered the National elections Commission to ... the top two vote-getters in the election, were supposed to compete in the runoff, ... See Sample · Privacy Policy; Opt out or contact us anytime.
The Centre had appealed to the Supreme Court against a recent Calcutta ... "If all 24 high courts start dictating to us where and where not to ...
Now elections are being held for a new school board in Douglas County. ... Amendment will continue and most likely will wind up at the U.S. Supreme Court. ... A Supreme Court decision finding the Blaine Amendment an ...
A federal court appeared to rebuke North Carolina Republicans on Thursday for failing to fully fix election districts illegally drawn because they ...
Polls suggest Alabama's special election may be the closest U.S. ... Moore, a twice-suspended former chief justice of the state supreme court, ...
Justice David Overstreet announced Friday he is seeking election to the ... "While we understand how important the U.S. Supreme Court is, the ...
US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec leading other diplomats in ... of a case on the repeat election by the Supreme Court over quorum hitch.
Kenya's Supreme Court is set to hear a petition that seeks to postpone ... The United States says it is deeply concerned about Kenya's repeat election ... repeat presidential elections will go ahead on Thursday claiming a high ...
Supreme Court Candidates Debate Judicial Ethics, Gift Policy ... Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidates Republican Sallie Mundy, a justice on the state Supreme Court, ... The election is Nov. ... Vegas shooter's hotel suite after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was missing a hard drive.
Supreme Court to decide when state voter purges cross the line ... the U.S. Supreme Court will take on the controversial issue of voter purges in a ... determine whether failure to cast a ballot in recent elections, or "voter inactivity ... notice to registered voters when they fail to vote in a federal election and then ...
After skipping a single federal election cycle, Ohio voters are sent a notice. ... 8, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the officials had gone ... did not cast ballots, according to the United States Election Assistance Commission. ... See Sample · Privacy Policy; Opt out or contact us anytime.
The West Virginia Supreme Court says Franklin D. Cleckley, the court's ... He spent 27 months on the court and decided not to run for election.
Voter turnout today for the U.S. Senate special election in Alabama ... by former Alabama Chief Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, U.S. Sen.
"Every election cycle the costs go up," says Craig Mauger, executive ... The United States Supreme Court essentially ruled in the infamous ... set of commissioners who could help give us back our elections, and our country.


 

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