Heightening the controversy surrounding the Commission, one of those invited to testify at Tuesday’s meeting is John Lott, a figure unfamiliar to those who study elections, but well-known in other circles for his controversial gun policy research.
On September 5, 2017, the Brennan Center for Justice filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking records concerning social media screening pilot programs used by DHS to target travelers.
Most current efforts to reform congressional redistricting are taking place in the states. But at least some members of Congress also are proposing federal reforms. Here’s a rundown of the redistricting reform bills that have been filed in Congress as of July 14, 2017.