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Justices weigh constitutionality of Maryland district (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Hogan, Schwarzenegger submit brief urging redrawn Md. district (access required)

Gov. Larry Hogan has joined fellow Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to erase and order the redrawing of Maryland’s westernmost congressional district, saying it was invalidly created by Maryland’s Democratic leadership to freeze out GOP voters ...

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ACLU of Maryland calls congressional district unconstitutionally drawn (access required)

The ACLU of Maryland pressed the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to strike down the state’s westernmost congressional district as unconstitutionally drawn by Maryland’s Democratic leadership to freeze out Republican voters and ensure the election of a Democrat as U.S. ...

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As high court date nears, Md. GOP voters make last gerrymander challenge (access required)

In their final attack on partisan gerrymandering before the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case, Maryland Republicans told the justices Monday that the state’s Democratic leadership violated their constitutional right to political association by redrawing the state’s western-most congressional district ...

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Constitution bars ‘excessive’ partisanship, Frosh tells justices (access required)

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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Hogan’s redistricting panel co-chair says state should be national model (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The Democratic co-chair of the Republican governor’s commission to redraw a western Maryland congressional district found to be unconstitutionally partisan toward Democrats urged the panel’s members Friday to fairly, independently and transparently create a model district against partisan ...

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Supreme Court will review constitutionality of Md. congressional district (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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