July 25, 2013 In the war over the right to vote in the U.S., the Justice Department's choice of Texas as the battleground for its first legal action following the Supreme Court's weakening of the Voting Rights Act has a feeling of inevitability.
November 15, 2012 Some analysts are saying that Republicans appear to have the long-range advantage over Democrats when it comes to winning enough seats to control the House, not so much because of redistricting but because of the clustering of Democratic voters in fewer congressional districts.
September 19, 2011 The Justice Department said it doubted new boundaries for the House seats "maintain or increase the ability of minority voters to elect their candidate of choice," and because of that may not comply with the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
September 12, 2011 Something Republican and Democratic incumbents generally agree on is the drawing of congressional district borders to safeguard their incumbent and partisan advantage and, in the case of the CBC, their racial upper hand in certain districts drawn to include mostly black voters.
June 17, 2011 When it comes to understanding the complexities of the redistricting of legislative districts, any help in understanding it is much appreciated. There are a few good sources of reliable information out there.
March 29, 2011 State redistricting fights will be fueled by millions of dollars raised by GOP and Democratic members of Congress who can raise unregulated amounts of cash for this purpose, thanks to a 2010 FEC ruling.