Redistricting

May 23, 2018 - 4:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map on Wednesday, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition. The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati challenges district maps in...
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U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, talks to supporters during an election night results party, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Hazleton, Pa. Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 16, 2018 - 8:56 am
President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just...
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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pa., works on the markup of the GOP's tax overhaul plan on Capitol Hill in Washington. Meehan, a four-term Pennsylvania congressman who used taxpayer money to settle a former aide's sexual harassment charges, abruptly resigned from Congress in a letter submitted Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 27, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman who used taxpayer money to settle a former aide's sexual harassment charges abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday. Four-term Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan had already decided to not seek re-election this fall. In a resignation letter submitted...
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April 24, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears divided over Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices heard arguments Tuesday in the latest round of court action over Texas electoral districts that began in...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dent said in a Tuesday, April 17, 2018, statement that he'll resign from Congress in the coming weeks but didn't give a precise departure date, after the seven-term lawmaker and leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates announced Sept. 7, 2017, he wouldn't seek re-election in 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 17, 2018 - 1:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, a leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates and a critic of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that he will resign from Congress in May, after announcing last year he would not seek re-election. Dent's announcement...
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April 13, 2018 - 12:40 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin taxpayers footed a previously unknown $60,000 bill for an attorney to argue for 10 minutes before the U.S. Supreme Court in the state's defense of a redistricting lawsuit. A summary of bills that The Associated Press obtained through an open records request shows the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita speaks during a news conference outside of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 12, 2018 - 7:02 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Senate candidate Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, left, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, walks down the steps of Supreme Court in Washington, following Gorsuch investiture, a ceremony to mark his ascension to the bench. Gorsuch became the Supreme Court’s newest member a year ago on April 10, 2017 . President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia has now heared more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, union fees, cellphone and data privacy and gambling on sports. He’s written his first Supreme Court opinions but also dealt with his first complaint as a member of the court’s cafeteria committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 08, 2018 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch became the Supreme Court's newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump's pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions and the privacy of certain cellphone records...
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Helenmary Ball, left, of Calvert County, Md., as "Maryland District 5," points toward the separated area of Maryland District 3, being represented by Bobby Bartlett, right, as nonpartisan groups against gerrymandering protest in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. T(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 28, 2018 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing with an issue that could affect elections across the country, Supreme Court justices wrestled Wednesday with how far states may go to craft electoral districts that give the majority party a huge political advantage. But even as they heard their second case on partisan...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has already heard, but not decided, a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now the high court is taking up another and its decision to do so is a lingering mystery that likely won’t be resolved until June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 28, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over partisan gerrymandering (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Supreme Court seems unsettled about how and whether to address the issue of drawing electoral districts for partisan advantage. Their decision could affect how elections are...
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