A federal court’s striking down of Wisconsin’s legislative redistricting as unconstitutionally Republican-centric has invigorated a pending GOP-backed challenge to a Maryland congressional district as unconstitutionally favorable to Democrats, an attorney for the challengers said Monday.Read More »
The fate of a Republican-backed First Amendment challenge to Maryland’s pro-Democratic congressional districting will rest on the U.S. Supreme Court’s determination of whether a Baltimore federal judge validly dismissed the claim on his own or was re quired by statute to submit it to a three-member panel of district court judges.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case this fall that involves a challenge to Maryland’s congressional redistricting as a violation of the free-speech and association rights of Republicans, as seven of the eight districts are dominated by Democratic voters.Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A government watchdog group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of Maryland’s congressional district map. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore by Judicial Watch, contends Maryland has some of the most gerrymandered districts ...Read More »
Statewide, 73 percent of those surveyed earlier this month said they prefer redistricting to be done by an independent commission rather than by elected officials, according to a poll requested by the Greater Baltimore Committee.
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A petition drive to force a vote on Maryland’s congressional redistricting plan succeeded by just a single vote in the state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals had rejected the challenge to the referendum in an order Aug. 17, but ...Read More »
Joining other Montgomery County Democrats speaking out against Maryland's Congressional Redistricting Map, Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot said Thursday that voters should say no to Question 5 on Election Day.Read More »