Latest Redistricting News

Ohio asks US Supreme Court to stop redrawing of Congress map

May. 10, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the redrawing of a new congressional district map until the court can rule late next month on other states' gerrymandering cases. Friday's filing was expected. A panel of three federal judges in Cincinnati refused...

Judges won't delay order for new Ohio congressional map

May. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal judges who found Ohio's congressional map unconstitutional won't delay their order for a new map to be drawn by June 14, so the state will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to put that on hold, the attorney general said Thursday. A three-judge panel ordered the new map for the...

Ohio appeals ruling finding House map unconstitutional

May. 6, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is seeking to stay an order requiring a new congressional map be drawn by next month after a court ruling found its Republican-drawn congressional districts unconstitutional. An appeal was filed Monday on behalf of GOP Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Republican legislative...

Judges declare Ohio's congressional map unconstitutional

May. 3, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A panel of federal judges ruled Friday that Ohio's congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn by the Republicans for their political advantage, and it ordered a new map for the 2020 elections. The ruling, if it stands, could prove an important victory for the Democrats, who are...

The Latest: GOP to appeal Ohio redistricting ruling

May. 3, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on a federal court ruling that Ohio's congressional map is unconstitutional (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Republicans say they will appeal a federal ruling that orders Ohio to draw a new congressional map for the 2020 elections. State Attorney General Dave Yost said Friday the...

GOP "seawall"? Ohio's congressional map under fire in court

Apr. 27, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Nagels' home is a house divided. Mindy Nagel usually votes Democratic, while husband Tom usually goes Republican. But that's only part of it — their bedroom is in Ohio's 2nd congressional district, while their garage is in the 1st. They say they've voted in both districts...

Judges: Michigan must redraw congressional, legislative maps

Apr. 25, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan must redraw dozens of congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to guarantee their political dominance over the last decade by unconstitutionally diluting the power of Democratic voters, federal judges ruled Thursday. In...

Federal judges say Michigan congressional, legislative districts unconstitutionally gerrymandered; order redraw for 2020

Apr. 25, 2019 3:14 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Federal judges say Michigan congressional, legislative districts unconstitutionally gerrymandered; order redraw for 2020.

Black plaintiffs accept 2 new Mississippi Senate districts

Apr. 5, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — African American residents who sued Mississippi say they are accepting legislators' plan to redraw two state Senate districts in a way that could increase black representation at the state Capitol. A lawsuit filed by black plaintiffs last year challenges a Senate district stretching...

The Latest: High court wary of limiting partisan map drawing

Mar. 26, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over whether the political task of redistricting can be overtly partisan (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded wary of allowing federal judges to determine when electoral maps are too partisan. That's in spite...