Posts Tagged ‘gerrymandering’

A new chapter in Wisconsin politics: Ending gerrymandering

The gerrymandered districts had long been a point of contention, with numerous legal experts deeming Wisconsin one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation. Source

NC Supreme Court Rules Courts Cannot Decide on Gerrymandering Claims, Reverses Anti-Voter ID Ruling

The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday ruled that there is no legal mechanism to judge claims of “partisan gerrymandering,” giving the Republican-controlled state legislatures the ultimate authority to draw congressional maps without court intervention. Source

Cuomo pledged to end partisan gerrymandering. His plan just failed its biggest test.

That leaves the redistricting process exactly as it was a decade ago. State lawmakers are now likely to reject both of the commission’s plans and draw the maps themselves. And success is not a given — the Legislature’s Democratic majorities need near unanimity and will have to fend off any GOP court challenges. But the […]

Is Gerrymandering About to Become More Difficult?

OK, so what might you do about that? Well, one thing you can do is to make it a rule. Ohio was maybe the first state to do that, and it happened pretty recently. In 2018, Ohio voters passed a [state] constitutional amendment creating a commission—a not-very-independent commission, it turns out—and written into those rules […]

Partisan Gerrymandering May Soon Be Unconstitutional

Sometime before June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down rulings on two cases with momentous impacts on who controls power in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. “These cases are likely to be the most important democracy cases in decades,” says Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice […]

The Big Picture – Did Gerrymandering Give Us Trump?

The Big Picture – Did Gerrymandering Give Us Trump? By The Big Dave Daley, RATF**KED: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy. The past six months have barely seemed real – but the election of Donald Trump was no fluke. It was the direct result of a Republican effort to […]

U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Committing War Crimes, Torture, Abductions; Imposing Harsh Sharia Law: Report

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