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Judges seem ready to let Md. redistricting challenge proceed

A panel of three federal judges appears poised to side with Republican voters who claim partisan gerrymandering of their western Maryland congressional district was so severe it violated their constitutional right to political association.

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Supreme Court accepts Texas voting maps, sends N.C.’s back for lower-court review

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court kept Texas’ voting maps largely intact Monday, dealing an election-year blow to Democrats by reversing earlier findings that intentional racial discrimination continues to stain several statehouse and congressional districts. The 5-4 decision comes nine ...

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Steven K. Fedder: On this Law Day, thoughts on gerrymandering

In high school, we were taught there were three separate but equal branches of government. But in practice, separation of powers, this year’s theme for the American Bar Association’s Law Day (celebrated each year May 1), has been more of an ephemeral goal than reality.

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Judges can decide Md. district’s validity, GOP voters tell justices

In their last filing before the Supreme Court hears their appeal, Republican voters told the justices Tuesday that federal judges can determine if Maryland’s Democratic-led General Assembly unconstitutionally redrew a congressional district to replace a GOP House member with a ...

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GOP foes of Md. congressional district seek to keep high-court option open

Republicans challenging the constitutionality of the pro-Democratic redrawing of a Maryland congressional district have told the U.S. Supreme Court their claim differs significantly from a case pending before the justices, which asks if Wisconsin’s GOP lawmakers drew legislative districts so ...

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