gerrymandering

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SCOTUSblog is live-blogging the release of the last opinions of this term of the Supreme Court. In a breaking news item at SCOTUSblog: SCOTUS today rules that partisan-gerrymandering challenges to electoral maps are political questions that are not reviewable in federal court, dismissing two challenges: (1) By Democratic voters to …continue reading

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Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today announced the online release of his policy essay, “The Ills of Gerrymandering and Independent Redistricting Commissions as the Solution,” in the Harvard Journal on Legislation, one of the nation’s premier legal journals focused on the analysis of legislation and the legislative process. In the essay, …continue reading

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Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) on Friday led a bipartisan coalition of 20 Republican and 20 Democratic current and former Members of Congress in submitting an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court regarding two cases before the Court that could stop the partisan gerrymandering of …continue reading

Editorial - Room with a View

Recently, our own Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA47) joined with Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA1) to introduce a resolution to the House of Representatives calling for the removal of political gerrymandering from congressional redistricting. The supposed non-partisan redistricting commissions in Arizona and California are held up as exemplars, showing how well the proposed …continue reading

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Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) today reintroduced a bipartisan House of Representatives resolution calling on the House to commit to the removal of political gerrymandering from congressional redistricting and to improve public confidence in our electoral process. Congressional redistricting is too often subject to partisan politics, often …continue reading