Month: April 2016

Trial Begins On North Carolina State Legislative Districts

North Carolina – The state’s congressional map has already been partially invalidated by a court on grounds that it is an unconstitutional gerrymander.  Next up; several state house districts. A three-judge in Greensboro, NC is hearing the case this week in a lawsuit filed by 27 voters. Read more.

Senators cited for contempt in redistricting case

Lawmakers are challenging a judge’s order to turn over documents, claiming legislative privilege. Source: Senators cited for contempt in redistricting case

Evenwel SCOTUS Decision News and Analysis Round Up

The first round of media, academia and policy wonks have weighed in on the somewhat surprising unanimous decision by the Supreme Court this week in the much anticipated equal population case Evenwel v. Abbott.  Here is the News Analysis Round-up:       How A Challenge to Legislative Redistricting Backfired.  The Atlantic CVAP (Citizens of… Read More ›

Supreme Court Decides “Evenwel” Equal Population Case: Read the Opinion

Wash. DC – The Supreme Court just released its opinion in Evenwel v. Abott, a challenge to redistricting based on “total population” versus eligible or registered voters.  Read the pre-decision discussion here. Redistricting expert Nathaniel Persily’s brief is here.  Listen to the Supreme Court oral argument here.  The court flatly ruled against requiring redrawn districts to… Read More ›