The 11 cases the Justices will hear in the new term will touch on everything from political spending to redistricting to racial and religious discrimination.
Maryland’s congressional redistricting process in 2011 reflected a common theme in a long-criticized process: There isn’t much preventing a party with strong control of state government from drawing the state’s congressional map to its benefit.
Republicans’ knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House, but it may be working against them on immigration changes that national GOP leaders see as critical to the next presidential election.
For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
The U.S. Justice Department has given approval to Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan.
The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to immediately review a lower court’s refusal to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the General Assembly’s authority to redraw its congressional districts a year late.