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Hogan looks to Supreme Court as redistricting bill fails

ANNAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Larry Hogan voiced dismay Monday that the Democratic-led General Assembly let die his annual proposal for an independent commission to redraw Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional districts, saying he retains hope the Supreme Court will rule partisan gerrymandering ...

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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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Jonathan Shurberg, activist, attorney, political guru, dies at 54

Montgomery County lawyer Jonathan S. Shurberg, whose community activism endeared him to the downtrodden and whose election-law expertise was sought by legislators and counties, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 54. “His political knowledge was encyclopedic,” said U.S. ...

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Maryland congressional redistricting reform bill voted down

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland House panel has voted against Gov. Larry Hogan’s redistricting reform bill, but a Senate committee has passed a bill to create a mid-Atlantic compact for drawing congressional district lines. The Republican governor’s bill rejected Monday would ...

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Miller, Busch must testify in redistricting case, panel affirms

ANNAPOLIS – The General Assembly’s Democratic leaders must provide testimony in a challenge by Republicans to a Maryland congressional district they allege was unconstitutionally redrawn to favor Democrats. A three-judge U.S. District Court panel this week rejected arguments by Senate ...

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Hogan legislation focuses on redistricting, ethics and lobbying reform

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday announced a set of proposed measures he said would reform state government in the wake of a number of recent criminal and ethics investigations of state and local officials. The four-bill package includes legislation to overhaul state ...

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‘One person, one vote’ case divides Supreme Court

A divided U.S. Supreme Court grappled with the meaning of the “one person, one vote” principle, hearing arguments in a case that might transform the way legislative maps are drawn and reduce Hispanic clout in elections. The court is weighing ...

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Supreme Court revives law student’s Md. redistricting challenge

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday revived a Republican-backed First Amendment challenge to Maryland’s pro-Democratic congressional redistricting. The high court held that a Baltimore federal judge invalidly dismissed the claim on his own, finding U.S. District Judge James K. ...

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Justices uphold Ariz. independent redistricting commission

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from Republican lawmakers. The 5-4 outcome preserves efforts in 13 states to limit partisan influence in redistricting. Most notably, ...

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