gerrymandering

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in an appeal filed by Republicans in Maryland. They complain that Democrats who controlled the state government in […]

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation’s highest court. The filing made late Wednesday asked Justice Samuel Alito to intervene, saying the state Supreme Court overstepped its authority in imposing a new […]

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s high court imposed a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans can stop it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts is to be in effect […]

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s high court is on the cusp Monday of imposing a new congressional district map to take effect for the state’s 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and boosting the party’s quest to capture control of the U.S. House. Monday is the state Supreme […]

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the state of Pennsylvania must redraw its congressional maps. A ruling that has angered Republicans has caused them to ask for the impeachment of the state Supreme court judges. Roland Martin talks with Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Hughes about the gerrymandering going in the state of Pennsylvania. “It’s gangster […]

A federal court ordered North Carolina to redraw its congressional district map because it illegally gives GOP candidates an advantage.

Gerrymandering has been a huge issue in the United States and has greatly affected voters rights. Gerrymandering goes as far back as the Jim Crow South and has to do with redrawing district lines in a city so that votes can be cast for one and not the other in a given election. The Supreme Court […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country.   The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday in a dispute between Democratic voters and Wisconsin Republicans who drew maps that have entrenched their control of the legislature in a state that is […]