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Lawmakers To Hold Special Session On Redistricting

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida lawmakers will hold a special session in October to redraw Senate districts, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced Tuesday afternoon. 51 more words

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VA Dems (DPVA) have new logo ... upcoming events ... redistricting

The Democratic Party of Virginia has a new logo.  The 19th century donkey is gone (with all due respects to Thomas Nast) in favor of a 21st vision of our Party. 194 more words

Virginia Politics

High Court To Weigh Three-Judge Rule For Redistricting Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether it was proper for a single federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging Maryland’s 2011 congressional redistricting plan. 114 more words

Local

Compulsory voting: Would it fix what ails us?

With commemorations of Selma and the taking stock of how far we have come in extending voting rights, a question occurs:

What would American democracy look like if voting were a requirement of citizenship? 977 more words

Belief

Gerrymandering: Politics as situational ethics?

The state senator had an appointment out of town, and all his colleagues knew it. As soon as he left, the other political party, exploiting its temporary one-seat advantage, rushed to the floor a new legislative district map, though the state had adopted a compromise following the decennial census nine months before. 1,423 more words

U.S. Constitution

Foes of Political Redistricting to Hold Md. Relay

BALTIMORE — Opponents of Maryland’s congressional redistricting process are holding a 225-mile relay this weekend to call attention to gerrymandering.

The Gerrymander Meander begins Friday. 158 more words

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Redistricting Trial Phase II: What Are All These Witnesses Going to Talk About?

This installment of my preview of the upcoming Perez v. Perry redistricting hearing focuses on the key Congressional districts at issue in the suit (i.e., the Congressional districts as they were drawn in 2011). 988 more words