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…
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on congressional district gerrymandering on March 26, including one from Maryland, which could have far-reaching implications on how future electoral maps are drawn. The justices could, for…
Republican Governor Larry Hogan, inaugurated for a second term just two weeks ago, told a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly that the state of the state has “never been stronger.”
At his fifth State of the State address, Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday pushed for bipartisan support from the Democrat-controlled legislature on his initiatives regarding taxes, healthcare, education, transportation, redistricting, violent crime and the environment.
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.
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.
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.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — At a press conference Friday, Gov. Larry Hogan sought to rally support for a bill that would set up an independent, non-partisan committee to handle the redistricting process. Hogan called the state’s current partisan redistricting process “disgraceful”…
Maryland’s eight congressional districts are broken into strange, wonky shapes that sprawl across the state.
Between the Civil War and 2016, Maryland’s third congressional district morphed from occupying a compact, tiny section of Baltimore to one occupying a huge swath of the state. Why? To help elect as many Democrats from Maryland to Congress.