Supreme Court hears arguments in Maryland gerrymandering case

Maryland’s gerrymandering case, involving the state’s Sixth Congressional District, that’s been making its way through the courts for several years landed before the U-S Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Supreme Court hears arguments on Maryland, North Carolina redistricting

WASHINGTON – For the second time in as many years, the Supreme Court heard arguments on partisan redistricting cases from Maryland and North Carolina Tuesday, but it remains unclear whether a constitutional standard for regulating the practice will be issued.…

Maryland voters rally to support gerrymandering case

WASHINGTON — Maryland voters, political groups and state elected officials all rallied together outside the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to support a case being heard on partisan gerrymandering in the state’s congressional districts. Held on the steps of the Supreme…

Maryland gerrymandering case makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court

It’s been seven years since Republican congressman Roscoe Bartlett lost his district election to Democrat John Delaney. Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard Benisek vs. Lamone, a gerrymandering case involving Maryland’s 6th congressional district.

Maryland gerrymandering case gets Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON – Attorneys presented oral arguments Wednesday before the Supreme Court in a landmark case that challenges the constitutional limits of political redistricting in Maryland. Benisek v. Lamone, the second gerrymandering case the high court has heard this term, focuses…

Supreme Court to hear Maryland gerrymandering case on Wednesday

It’s been years in coming and tomorrow, Maryland’s gerrymandering case that’s been making its way through the courts, ends up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Congressional lines were re-drawn between 2010 and 2011 by state legislative leaders–all Democrats. Soon after some residents of the state’s Sixth Congressional District filed suit. Opponents claimed that the congressional lines had been gerrymandered by the Democrats, violating their First Amendment rights and reducing the chances for a Republican to be elected from that district.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 8

This week in “The Washington Bullpen” podcast, hosts Julia Karron and Jarrod Golub talk about the results of Pennsylvania’s special House election and the implications for the 2018 midterm congressional elections. They also discuss a Maryland gerrymandering case coming up…

The Annapolis Bullpen: Where’s the line?

This week on the Annapolis Bullpen podcast we dive deep into gerrymandering in Maryland. We explore who represents you, how districts are drawn and how Maryland is different from other states. 

Governor Hogan launches another effort for redistricting reform

Governor Larry Hogan is again calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation that will overhaul the state’s current method for congressional redistricting. Hogan wants an independent, non-partisan commission to handle redistricting.

SCOTUS hears case that could impact challenge to Maryland’s Congressional redistricting

Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday to send a message to the justices who were about to hear arguments on Wisconsin re-districting case. The Supreme Court ruling in that case that could impact a challenge still underway to Maryland’s Congressional redistricting process.