Voting districts

March 28, 2018 - 5:07 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday blasted a Republican-backed bill that would ensure that two vacant seats in the Legislature will remain open until next year, calling the proposal a blatant attempt to avoid adding to a string of recent GOP losses and saying it would deny some...
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March 28, 2018 - 3:35 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday blasted a Republican-backed bill that would eliminate prompt special legislative elections, calling it a transparent attempt to ensure that the Democratic Party doesn't flip two open seats before November and saying it would deny some voters a...
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Helenmary Ball, left, of Calvert County, Md., as "Maryland District 5," points toward the separated area of Maryland District 3, being represented by Bobby Bartlett, right, as nonpartisan groups against gerrymandering protest in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. 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. T(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 28, 2018 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing with an issue that could affect elections across the country, Supreme Court justices wrestled Wednesday with how far states may go to craft electoral districts that give the majority party a huge political advantage. But even as they heard their second case on partisan...
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Helenmary Ball, left, of Calvert County, Md., as "Maryland District 5," points toward the separated area of Maryland District 3, being represented by Bobby Bartlett, right, as nonpartisan groups against gerrymandering protest in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. 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. T(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 28, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems uncertain about how and whether to address the issue of drawing electoral districts for partisan advantage. Their decision could affect how elections are conducted around the country. The justices seemed to be struggling Wednesday with an appeal by...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has already heard, but not decided, a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now the high court is taking up another and its decision to do so is a lingering mystery that likely won’t be resolved until June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 28, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over partisan gerrymandering (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Supreme Court seems unsettled about how and whether to address the issue of drawing electoral districts for partisan advantage. Their decision could affect how elections are...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has already heard, but not decided, a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now the high court is taking up another and its decision to do so is a lingering mystery that likely won’t be resolved until June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 28, 2018 - 4:29 am
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...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has already heard, but not decided, a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now the high court is taking up another and its decision to do so is a lingering mystery that likely won’t be resolved until June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 28, 2018 - 12:07 am
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...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has already heard, but not decided, a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now the high court is taking up another and its decision to do so is a lingering mystery that likely won’t be resolved until June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 26, 2018 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case. The arguments justices will hear Wednesday in the second case, a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, people line up outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington to hear arguments in a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case. Decisions in the Maryland case and the earlier one from Wisconsin are expected by late June.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 26, 2018 - 6:37 am
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on a lawsuit alleging partisan gerrymandering in the drawing of a Maryland congressional district. Eight years after the 2010 Census provided the basis for legislative redistricting, several other cases alleging unconstitutional...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has already heard, but not decided, a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now the high court is taking up another and its decision to do so is a lingering mystery that likely won’t be resolved until June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 26, 2018 - 1:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case. The arguments justices will hear Wednesday in the second case, a...
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