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Hogan looks to Supreme Court as redistricting bill fails

Gov. Larry Hogan addresses reporters Monday, the last day of the General Assembly's 2018 session. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Larry Hogan voiced dismay Monday that the Democratic-led General Assembly let die his annual proposal for an independent commission to redraw Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional districts, saying he retains hope the Supreme Court will rule partisan gerrymandering ...

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Supreme Court seems divided on Md.’s gerrymandering

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. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

An hour of Supreme Court arguments Wednesday shed little light on whether partisan gerrymandering can be so severe as to violate the minority party’s constitutional right to political association. But, if it can, the justices made clear Maryland’s 6th Congressional District would be the textbook case.

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ACLU opposes a dozen states in Md. redistricting case

In deciding about about the drawing of Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, the Supreme Court will consider whether the First Amendment is even implicated in a partisan gerrymandering case, which has historically been regarded as a political and not a legal issue. (Photo illustration by Maximilian Franz)

A dozen states have come out in support of Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s request that the U.S. Supreme Court uphold a congressional district Republican voters say the state’s Democratic-led General Assembly redrew unconstitutionally to replace a GOP House ...

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Hogan urges justices to strike down 6th Congressional District

Gov. Larry Hogan announces his intention Jan. 18 to join a brief to the Supreme Court in opposition to the 6th Congressional District. (File photo)

Saying political parties cannot be trusted to draw nonpartisan districts, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional a congressional district the Democrat-led General Assembly redrew to replace a Republican U.S. representative ...

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Republicans urge Supreme Court to overturn Md. congressional district

In deciding about about the drawing of Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, the Supreme Court will consider whether the First Amendment is even implicated in a partisan gerrymandering case, which has historically been regarded as a political and not a legal issue. (Photo illustration by Maximilian Franz)

With the Supreme Court poised to rule on political gerrymandering this year, a group of Maryland Republicans urged the justices to strike down as unconstitutional a congressional district they say the state’s Democratic-led General Assembly redrew to replace a Republican U.S. ...

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