(55.) See Asta, supra note 5, at 241-42 ("[C]ourts have struggled with adjudicating redistricting
claims because they have often been forced to base their decisions solely on circumstantial evidence like the shape of the districts involved and the partisan and racial make-up of the populations in those districts.").
A few years ago, the party out of power sought through citizen initiative to move redistricting
from the legislative branch to the judiciary.
He has planned to join former Attorney General Eric Holder on a redistricting
campaign led by a group created last year, the National Democratic Redistricting
commission in 2000 and granted it autonomous
''The fact that Republicans controlled redistricting
(after 2010) meant that they were able to build up a wall, stopping a lot of the tide from running out,'' said Justin Levitt, a law professor and redistricting
expert at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Although each state has its own process for redistricting
, congressional districts must conform to a number of constitutional and federal statutory standards, including the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, as amended.
Carr's elevation of new population equality criteria for redistricting
over old geographic-based criteria reflected an evolution in how the courts and society understood the principles of representation.
Common Cause decision has closed the federal court door to partisan gerrymandering cases, but the fighting over redistricting
plans is far from over.
ANNAPOLIS A Maryland state delegate is calling for a delay in enacting any changes to how congressional districts are drawn even as he sponsors a bill that offers a plan to revamp the redistricting
"Even when a government body is functioning well, there is always the risk of partisanship superseding the passage of good policy, which is why independent redistricting
is so important to good government," said Weber.
The National Democratic Redistricting
Committee, the group led by former U.S.