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Justices weigh constitutionality of Maryland district

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

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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Constitution bars ‘excessive’ partisanship, Frosh tells justices

A three-judge panel disregarded legitimate political considerations when it struck down a congressional district in western Maryland because it was drawn with such a partisan bias by the state’s Democratic leadership as to violate the Republicans’ constitutional right to political ...

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Supreme Court will review constitutionality of Md. congressional district

Setting the stage for a potential landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a lower court decision striking down a congressional district in western Maryland as having been drawn with such a partisan bias by the state’s ...

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Trone urges Supreme Court to uphold Md. congressional district

The Democrat who next month will begin representing a Maryland congressional district at the heart of a constitutional challenge to partisan gerrymandering has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to validate the controversial district as having been reasonably redrawn. In papers ...

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Stories of 2018: Gerrymandering gets its day in court

The judicial process moves slowly. Perhaps never more so than when the U.S. Supreme Court appears on the verge of redefining constitutional law in an area of representative democracy long presumed to be the province of state legislatures and the ...

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Frosh files final plea for justices’ review of Md. redistricting order

In his final plea for Supreme Court review of a redistricting order, Maryland’s attorney general urged the justices Tuesday to set standards for determining if a congressional district in western Maryland was drawn with such a partisan bias by the ...

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