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Gerrymanders face constitutional challenge

Death penalty, revenge, expungement round out roundup

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District has been criticized for its gerrymandered shape. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong - Uses data from OpenStreetMap contributors, Maryland Department of Planning and CartoDB.)

Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District has been criticized for its gerrymandered shape. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong – Uses data from OpenStreetMap contributors, Maryland Department of Planning and CartoDB.)

Today is Monday, the 47th anniversary of the opening of a certain music fair in Woodstock, N.Y.

Here are some news items to get your week started.

— Is “extreme partisan gerrymandering” constitutional?

— Texas may execute someone the state knows did not pull the trigger.

— Seeker of revenge for alleged rape receives 13-year prison term.

— Federal judge cannot expunge valid years-old conviction, appeals court says.