By Nathaniel Ament-Stone Once a decade, state legislators and judges around the country must redraw federal, state, and local district boundaries to reflect new Census figures. This cycle – though still incomplete as a handful of states wait to pass final state legislative or congressional plans – has already spawned several dozen lawsuits and a ruling by the Supreme Court. [...]
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By Jonathan Klein Under the gold dome of Georgia’s Capitol, Democratic Senators pointed forcefully to colorful redistricting maps, arguing loudly that Republicans’ newest redistricting attempts would disenfranchise minority voters. Democrats would eventually argue that Republicans’ new map violated the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965. This was the scene less than a year ago, when the General Assembly debated the [...]