Efforts to modernize the redistricting process have historically taken place at the state level. But in the face of a looming Supreme Court ruling, some members of Congress are proposing more sweeping reform at the national level.
The Supreme Court asked Virginia to take another look Rep. Bobby Scott's district in a move that could impact not only the electoral power of the state's minority community, but also potentially the balance of their congressional delegation.
As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, there is still work to do to ensure minority communities are not marginalized and progress toward fair representation is protected.
The Arizona Legislature’s representatives argue that citizen-driven election legislation represents a break with the Framers’ constitutional vision. But a closer look at the Framers’ words and historical precedent shows the opposite.
So far this decade, the Supreme Court has not really weighed in on redistricting. But two cases this term are set to change that — and could result in a renewed freedom for politicians to manipulate maps for partisan or self-serving purposes.