Redistricting Case from Maryland Heard at U.S. Supreme CourtA group of Maryland residents arguing that their lawsuit over the state's 2011 redrawing of its congressional districts was thrown out prematurely seemed to find some sympathy Wednesday with the justices at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Md. Panel Makes Redistricting Reform RecommendationsA panel is recommending Maryland reform its congressional and state legislative redistricting process by creating an independent commission to draw the districts.
Plaintiffs Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court in Redistricting CaseA group of Virginians who unsuccessfully challenged the state's legislative boundaries in federal court is appealing a recent ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Supreme Court To Hear Cases Over Employment, Housing BiasThe 11 cases the Justices will hear in the new term will touch on everything from political spending to redistricting to racial and religious discrimination.
Some Push for Changing Md.'s Redistricting Process 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.
GOP Redistricting, Immigration Push Could Alienate Conservative BaseRepublicans' 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.
Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?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.
Opinion: Mess In TexasIn 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.
Va. Redistricting Gets Justice Department ApprovalThe U.S. Justice Department has given approval to Virginia's congressional redistricting plan.
Virginia Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Redistricting CaseThe 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.