Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear oral argument this fall in Gill v. Whitford, offering the Justices their first opportunity in more than a decade to weigh in on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering.
The legislation amends the state’s original strict law which had been struck down by multiple courts as racially discriminatory over years of litigation. It makes some advances while raising new concerns.
The Brennan Center for Justice, writing also on behalf of the Indiana NAACP, the Service Employees International Union, and its members said the Indiana bill violates provisions of the National Voter Registration Act.
A new report finds that extreme partisan bias in congressional maps account for at least 16-17 Republican seats in the current Congress and that only a small number of swing states account for the vast majority of this partisan skew.
It is not a credible effort to improve election integrity. With a Republican chair and vice chair, it is not bipartisan. And several officials reportedly being considered for it are some of the most well-known supporters of voting restrictions.