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1. The act of reapportioning or the state of being reapportioned.
2. Redistribution of representation in a legislative body, especially the periodic reallotment of US congressional seats according to changes in the census figures as required by the Constitution.
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the act of changing how much of something different people deserve or should be given; redistribution
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(ˌri əˈpɔr ʃən mənt, -ˈpoʊr-)

1. the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
2. the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reapportionment - a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
apportioning, apportionment, parceling, parcelling, assignation, allocation, allotment - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
reshuffle - a redistribution of something; "there was a reshuffle of cabinet officers"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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1051, 1060-63 (2010) (discussing a similar proposal); David Schultz, Regulating the Political Thicket: Congress, the Courts, and State Reapportionment Commissions, 3 CHARLESTON L.
The primaries depend on a reapportionment map of the state, which doesn't exist.
Legislative reapportionment, another foundation favorite, installed the more egalitarian "one man, one vote" principle, but it has had no discernible effect on public policy.
In Connecticut, two incumbent (sitting) Representatives were pitted against each other due to reapportionment. Representative Nancy Johnson, a Republican, beat Representative Jim Maloney, a Democrat.
After numerous unsuccessful attempts at using existing political rhetorical theories to analyze the rhetoric resulting from Ohio's reapportionment maneuvers, the necessity for a suitable theory resulted in the production, design, and emergence of a new political communication theory providing sufficient framework to analyze the unique rhetoric of redistricting.
Supreme Courts have had on altering the original federal design and concentrating power in the federal government through their decisions on reapportionment, criminal procedure, the establishment clause, and incorporation.
It is a product of revolutionary reform, adopted in 1967 by a newly reapportioned Legislature elected under a reapportionment plan imposed by order of the federal court.
The second story reports that "haggling" still continues between the Mayor's Office and Alderman Joseph Roddy about the reapportionment of the City or St.
In chapter one, we find information on a wide variety of county topics--for example, Nye County, Nevada's assertion regarding the ownership of federal lands (material on how to resolve such land-use disputes is found at the end of the book), the Orange County, California, bankruptcy, the legal status of counties, various forms of county government, types of "constitutional officers" (he errs in the eyes of many county officials by using the term "row officers"), how counties were involved in the reapportionment battles of the 1960s, and a rambling discussion on how to achieve efficiency and accountability in county governments that includes everything from term limits to the Delphi exercise.
In 2002 we have reapportionment and that changes everything anyway."
A redetermination usually involves "un-grouping" or "re-grouping" transactions, groups of sales or the aggregate of all sales, as well as the reapportionment of expenses in computing combined taxable income under Regs.
"Reapportionment is one area in which appearances do matter," wrote Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 1993 in Shaw v.