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Baltimore County redistricting map gets OK from federal judge

A federal judge has approved a new redistricting map submitted by Baltimore County Council after voting rights advocates successfully challenged the county’s first map. Baltimore County Council announced the judge’s approval in a news release Thursday. As of 6 p.m., ...

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Baltimore County submits new redistricting map, but opponents remain concerned

The Baltimore County Council filed a new redistricting plan late Tuesday after a federal judge ruled last month that the council’s first proposal likely violated the Voting Rights Act. The new map creates an additional majority-minority district, but does not ...

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Federal judge tosses Baltimore County redistricting map challenged under Voting Rights Act

Baltimore County's redistricting plan likely violates the Voting Rights Act and must be replaced with a new map that offers Black voters greater representation, a federal judge ruled.

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Baltimore County NAACP sues over redistricting map

The Baltimore County NAACP has filed a federal lawsuit over the county’s redistricting map, which the organization says dilutes minority votes by packing Black voters into a single district. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Maryland, follows ...

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Federal judge in Md. blocks citizenship question on 2020 census

COLLEGE PARK — A third federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, ruling Friday that it poses a “substantial risk” of undercounting Hispanics and non-citizens. U.S. District Judge George Hazel of ...

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NAACP President Ben Jealous to step down this year

WASHINGTON — The NAACP’s board is forming a search committee to find the next president and CEO for the nation’s largest civil rights organization, its chairwoman said Monday. Chairwoman Roslyn Brock said during a conference call that she expects the ...

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