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Justices weigh constitutionality of Maryland district

It isn't clear how many cases the Justice Department has handed off or dropped because of the Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON – Based on questions and comments from justices Tuesday, Maryland’s currently configured westernmost congressional district appears to stand no chance of survival if the Supreme Court holds unconstitutional the intentional redrawing of a district to favor one political party, ...

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Frosh files final bid to save district as high court date nears

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

A panel of federal judges failed to draw a “limited and precise” line between permissible and unconstitutionally excessive partisan gerrymandering before striking down the state’s westernmost congressional district as too friendly to Democrats, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh stated ...

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