Activists believe state courts may offer a way to rein in excessive gerrymandering.
A new program will train people in the basics of redistricting and why it matters to their everyday lives.
“It’s particularly rich that Republicans are claiming that the commission discriminates on the basis of partisan affiliation," one expert said.
So far, not a single question has been posed about gerrymandering or other key voting rights issues.
The racial gerrymandering case in Texas was seen as a test of the remaining power of the Voting Rights Act.
Kagan dissented strongly in the June 27 case and said Thursday she was writing for the future.
Trump said last week that he was “very seriously” considering executive action to try to force the question’s inclusion.
The chief justice suggested that voters could turn to politicians, who benefit from gerrymandering, to end the practice.
Conservative justices ruled 5-4 that extreme partisan gerrymandering is fine. Guess which party benefits the most?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren called the gerrymandering decision an "abomination."
In a blistering dissent read from the bench, the Supreme Court justice said extreme gerrymandering could render elections "meaningless."
The ruling opens the door for lawmakers to draw districts that greatly benefit their party.
The 2020 hopeful's latest proposal would implement strict federal standards for election security, automatic voter registration and make Election Day a holiday.
“He had years to delete those files,” Stephanie Hofeller said in an interview.
Lawyers representing North Carolina Republicans said lawyers representing Common Cause obtained the information unethically.
The files could contain a trove of documents laying bare how Republicans gerrymandered throughout the country.
A Republican consultant believed adding the question would help the GOP during redistricting. He helped get it on the 2020 census, new evidence shows.
The court blocked the state from using its current map in any future elections. It gave lawmakers until June 14 to come up with a new one.
The court said they were so gerrymandered that they violated the U.S. Constitution.
Josh Douglas, a law professor at the University of Kentucky, says reforms at the local level are a roadmap for the future.