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 April 18, 2018.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments against the third iteration of President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. Faiza Patel says this will be a test for just how much the Supreme Court is willing to rein in an “obviously bigoted policy.”
Research shows that in a city of 100,000, each new nonprofit community organization lead to a 1.2 percent drop in the homicide rate, a 1 percent reduction in the violent crime rate, and a 0.7 percent reduction in the property crime rate.