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On Monday, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decisions in two major lawsuits arguin that electoral maps in Maryland and Wisconsin represented partisan gerrymanders that violated the Constitution, but in both cases, the justices declined to rule on the merits and instead sent both cases back to the lower courts on procedural grounds.

In the Maryland case, Benisek v. Lamone, the court let a Republican-backed challenge to the state’s 6th Congressional district proceed in federal district court without adjudicating the substance of plaintiffs’ claims that Maryland’s map, which was created by Democrats, violates the 1st Amendment.

Meanwhile, in Gill v. Whitford, the […]

Mon, Jun 18, 2018
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Mon, Jun 18, 2018
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● NY-11: The nasty June 26 GOP primary between Rep. Dan Donovan and former Rep. Mike Grimm for New York’s 11th Congressional District somehow got even nastier at a debate this week. Grimm, who spent seven months in prison on 2015 after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges and resigning from this Staten Island-based seat, leveled the astounding charge that Donovan had offered to seek […]

Mon, Jun 18, 2018
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Fri, Jun 15, 2018
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