Category Archives: Redistricting

United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision

The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, holding that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) is unconstitutional. Listed below are the key paragraphs explaining the Court’s decision. Striking down an Act … Continue reading

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“Redistricting Draws Unregulated Cash”

Politico offers this report.

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Redistricting Information

The Rose Institute at Claremont McKenna College has launched an interesting website at www.redistrictinginamerica.org covering the latest redistricting news from across the nation.

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2010 Census Redistricting Data

For those following the release of the 2010 census redistricting data, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced that it will release the data for Delaware, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina and Wyoming next week.

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FEC News – Open Meeting Today

The Federal Election Commission is holding an open meeting today at 10 am.  The agenda includes the draft advisory opinion for the National Democratic Redistricting Trust, proposed interim enforcement policy for state volunteer mail, and final rules and explanation and … Continue reading

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FEC Releases Two Alternative Drafts For National Democratic Redistricting Trust Advisory Opnion Request

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just released two alternative draft  advisory opinions for advisory opinion request 2010-03 submitted by the National Democratic Redistricting Trust (“NDRT”).  NDRT submitted a request seeking confirmation that Congressional Democrats are permitted to raise soft money … Continue reading

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FEC Receives Advisory Opinion Request From Another Democratic Redistricting Group

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just posted an advisory opinion request (“AOR”) from another Democratic redistricting group.  The AOR was submitted by Yes on FAIR, a California ballot committee, and has been identified as AOR 2010-07.  Yes on FAIR requests FEC … Continue reading

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Governors’ Redistricting Roles Take Center Stage

Politico reports that the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations are building their operations behind the scenes as insiders begin to focus on this year’s gubernatorial elections and the important redistricting battles ahead.

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Dems Tap O’Shea To Head National Democratic Redistricting Trust

Roll Call ($) reports that Democrats have named Casey O’Shea, former national field director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to serve as executive director for the National Democratic Redistricting Trust (“NDRT”).  NDRT submitted an advisory opinion request to the … Continue reading

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Republicans And Democrats Ready Redistricting Groups

The Washington Post published an article discussing the activities of Democratic and Republican groups focusing on state based operations in anticipation of the upcoming redistricting battles.

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National Democratic Redistricting Trust – FEC Advisory Opinion Request Update

Two pro-regulation groups, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center, filed a joint comment on the National Democratic Redistricting Trust’s (“Trust”) advisory opinion request with the Federal Election Commission.  The groups argue in their joint comment that Democratic federal officeholders … Continue reading

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States Scrambling After Citizens United Ruling

The Associate Press published an article about how states are reacting to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  The article focuses on the potential impact on state legislative and gubernatorial races, and how the outcome of those elections will impact the redistricting … Continue reading

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Democrats Request FEC Advisory Opinion For Redistricting Group

The Federal Election Commission (“Commission”) released an interesting advisory opinion request from the National Democratic Redistricting Trust (the “Trust”) seeking confirmation that Democratic Members of Congress may raise funds for the organization without running afoul of the soft money ban … Continue reading

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Redistricting’s Practical Hurdles

Politics Magazine published an article discussing redistricting challenges in the era of McCain-Feingold’s national party committee soft money ban.  The article can be found here. The Republican National Committee (“RNC”) filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the soft money ban on … Continue reading

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2011 Redistricting Preview

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza published an interesting post previewing the upcoming reapportionment and 2011 redistricting processes and the critical role of the 2010 gubernatorial elections.  The post can be found here.

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