GOP challenge to Md. congressional district may have to await Supreme Court
A Republican court challenge to a solidly Democratic congressional district in Maryland might have to await a Supreme Court decision on whether GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin drew legislative districts so contrary to the state’s political breakdown that they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters. A U.S. District Court panel in Baltimore on Wednesday ordered […]
O’Malley intended Md. redistricting map to favor Democrats
ANNAPOLIS — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley testified that part of his intent was to shift a congressional district long held by a Republican to a Democrat when the state redrew its eight districts in 2011. O’Malley, a Democrat whose office held strong influence over redrawing the state’s congressional map, emphasized in a deposition recently […]
Hogan vetoes Md. congressional redistricting bill
A bill that would create an independent redistricting commission to redraw Maryland’s congressional districts, but only after five other states pass identical legislation, has been vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan, who has repeatedly called for sweeping changes to the state’s redistricting process since 2015, called on lawmakers to pass a Maryland-only solution in the […]
O’Malley must testify in GOP redistricting challenge, judge says
Ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley must testify in a challenge to a congressional district Republicans allege was unconstitutionally redrawn to favor Democrats.
Miller, Busch fight testimony demand in GOP redistricting challenge
A congressional district's GOP foes say they need the legislature's Democratic leaders' testimony to prove the district was invalidly redrawn to favor Democrats.
Wisconsin ruling invigorates GOP challenge to Democratic Md. district
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.
Justices divided over Md. redistricting lawsuit
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.
Procedural issue trumps constitutional one in Md. redistricting challenge
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.
Lawsuit filed over Maryland congressional redistricting
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 in the nation. Gerrymandering is the process in which officials draw congressional districts to help [&he[...]
Poll: Make Redistricting Independent of Elected Officials
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.
Clean sweep of referenda good news for O’Malley
That's big news for a governor widely thought to be pursuing national office in 2016.