There’s a special type of redistricting litigation going on in Wisconsin called impasse litigation. In today’s Explainer, we walk through what it is, where else we might be seeing it and what the courts can do in these cases.
Redistricting is in full swing across the country after the 2020 census, but the way that the census and the majority of states count their incarcerated populations goes against the notion of equal representation.
Today, the Indiana General Assembly approved the state’s congressional and state legislative maps, which now head to the desk of Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), who is expected to sign them into law.
Despite voters’ overwhelming support for redistricting reforms, the GOP is still trying to enact a gerrymandered legislative map — underscoring the limits of reform when one party will do anything to preserve its political power.
Today, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) signed Nebraska’s new congressional and state legislative districts into law, moments after the state’s unicameral Legislature approved the maps.
Today, the Texas House filed the first draft statewide plan for new House districts.
Today, Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed new congressional and legislative districts into law, making Maine the second state to complete congressional redistricting this cycle.
Late Tuesday, after seven rounds of voting and several hours of debate, the Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission voted 11-1 to approve a congressional map.
On Monday, a group of Alabama voters filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the state’s current congressional map is malapportioned after the release of 2020 census data and is a racial gerrymander in violation of the 14th Amendment.
Last night, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed new congressional and state legislative districts into law, making Oregon the first state to enact a new congressional map this year.