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GOP lawmakers challenge magistrate’s report on Md. legislative reapportionment

ANNAPOLIS — Three Republican lawmakers have filed exceptions to a special magistrate’s report recommending that challenges to Maryland’s state legislative redistricting plan be dismissed. The filing, which was expected, is the first to be made before the Friday deadline. Attorneys ...

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Hogan renews push for legislative redistricting reform

ANNAPOLIS — Seeking to rally support for the creation of an independent, non-partisan committee to handle redistricting, Gov. Larry Hogan Friday called the state’s current partisan redistricting process “disgraceful” and lambasted the legislature for not acting to implement reforms. Hogan has made passage ...

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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.

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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.

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Stewart gets 2 years for failing to pay taxes

GREENBELT — A former member of an advisory committee on legislative redistricting in Maryland who pleaded guilty to failing to pay millions in employment taxes has been sentenced to spend two years in prison. Richard Stewart pleaded guilty in December ...

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Top court’s last decision shows where to draw the line on redistricting

If the past is indeed prologue, Maryland’s top court will soon be asked to strike down the state’s newest legislative-district map — and the Maryland Court of Appeals will be constitutionally bound to consider the challenge. All it takes to ...

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