Gerrymander Gazette | June 2017
June 19, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, an appeal of a three-judge federal trial court decision that Wisconsin State Assembly districts are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
High Court to Consider Partisan Gerrymandering
June 19, 2017
The Supreme Court agreed this morning to take a new look at partisan gerrymandering, accepting a Wisconsin case in which a three-judge lower court ruled that Republican state legislators unfairly drew congressional districts that work to elect GOP candidates.
Supreme Court Again Rebuffs North Carolina Redistricting Plans
June 5, 2017
How much time and money will be wasted and how many North Carolinians will be denied their fundamental right to elect representatives of their choosing before the state legislature gives up its fight to gerrymander legislative and congressional districts?
A Big Week for Winning Democracy at the State and Local Levels
June 2, 2017
While the Trump administration seems to be constantly retreating from government accountability, many states are leading the way to ensure a government of, by, and for the people. Just this week, action in three states and Washington, D.C. shows that real change is possible.
New York Times Joins Fight Against Partisan Gerrymandering
May 30, 2017
The New York Times is joining Common Cause’s fight against partisan gerrymandering. In an editorial published this morning, the paper argues that voters should pick their representatives, not the other way around.