redistricting


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re·dis·trict

 (rē-dĭs′trĭkt)
tr.v. re·dis·trict·ed, re·dis·trict·ing, re·dis·tricts
To divide again into districts, especially to give new boundaries to administrative or election districts.

redistricting

(ˌriːˈdɪstrɪktɪŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US the process of revising the legislative districts of an area
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(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 Committee.
''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.
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee with oversight over federal elections, introduced new legislation to help end partisan gerrymandering and reform the nation's patchwork redistricting process.
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 process.
"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.