Partisan Gerrymandering Case of Gill v. Whitford set for Oral Argument

The United States Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument for October 3 on Gill v. Whitford, the partisan gerrymandering challenge to the Wisconsin legislative redistricting plans.  As previously stated in this blog, this case has the potential to reshape drastically how congressional, legislative, and local government districts are drawn.  In fact, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg […]

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Partisan Gerrymandering – Analysis of Politically Drafted Plan Takes Center Stage

Earlier this summer, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to the Wisconsin legislative redistricting plans. A divided three-judge panel held the Wisconsin plan was a result of partisan gerrymandering which was a violation of the Constitution’s 1st amendment. The Supreme Court has not ruled on a partisan gerrymandering […]

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Partisan Gerrymandering Case will be Heard by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court continues to jump head-first into the world of redistricting.  On June 19, 2017, the Court agreed to hear an appeal by the State of Wisconsin to the three-judge district court panel ruling which threw out the state’s legislative districts drawn after the 2010 census.  A divided three-judge panel held the Wisconsin plan […]

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US Supreme Court Holds 28 North Carolina state House and Senate districts are Racially Gerrymandered

By Rob Tyson In North Carolina v. Covington, the United State Supreme Court upheld the three-judge panel decision that 28 of North Carolina state House of Representative and Senate districts were drawn as racial gerrymanders in violation of the equal protection clause.[1]  However, the Supreme Court reversed the district court ruling ordering newly drawn districts […]

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Voter purge case to be heard by Supreme Court

by Rob Tyson The United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to Ohio’s policy of removing voters from the voter registration rolls.  In Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court ruling denying the Plaintiffs’ request for an injunction to reinstate the removed voters or […]

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