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Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) " Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades.They came from..
New Zealand Herald Also reported by •Seattle Times

Mathematicians Could Help In Gerrymandering Legal Cases

Legal fights over racial and partisan gerrymandering are intensifying and mathematicians think they can help. Specialists in geometry are training to become expert witnesses in redistricting cases..
NPR

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Shannon Ryan reports
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News video: Petition Hopes to End Gerrymandering in Missouri

Petition Hopes to End Gerrymandering in Missouri

Petition Hopes to End Gerrymandering in Missouri
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News video: The Institute Presents

The Institute Presents

The Make Art Great Again exhibit at the Yocum Institute (September 7 through November 4, 2017) was discussed by host Susan Rohn with Lynn Millar from the Yocum Exhibits Committee and Arthur Naylor,..
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News video: Unity Party candidate for governor Bill Hammons hoping to make waves in 2018 election

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Unity Party candidate for governor Bill Hammons hoping to make waves in 2018 election.
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News video: Schwarzenegger Is Now Taking Down Gerrymandering Instead Of Machines

Schwarzenegger Is Now Taking Down Gerrymandering Instead Of Machines 00:59

Arnold Schwarzenegger is used to battling things like android assassins in Terminator but he has now set his sights on terminating gerrymandering. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
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Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018

Texas' congressional maps are still flawed by racial gerrymandering and must be partially redrawn before the 2018 elections, a three-judge federal panel ruled Tuesday.
FOXNews.com

Just what is 'gerrymandering?'

The term 'gerrymandering' races its roots to a 19th Century Massachusetts governor who singed into law a re-mapping plan aimed at keeping his party in power.
philly.com

Jon Delano: Time for drawing line on gerrymandering

Nothing is more destructive of basic democratic principles than political partisan gerrymandering of legislative and congressional districts.
bizjournals

Political Calculus: It’s Time to End the Old Debate Over Gerrymandering

It wasn’t the reason Democrats failed to retake the House in 2012, but it will probably be the reason if they don’t do it next November.
NYTimes.com

Political Calculus: Debate Is Over: Gerrymandering Is Crucial to G.O.P.’s Hold on House

It wasn’t the reason Democrats failed to retake the House in 2012, but it will probably be the reason if they don’t do it next year.
NYTimes.com

Federal judges rule no special elections for redrawn North Carolina districts

Federal judges on Monday rejected a request by North Carolina voters who sued over General Assembly district boundaries to hold special elections next March in new districts once lines are redrawn to..
FOXNews.com Also reported by •Seattle Times

Ginsburg talks travel ban, death penalty; says gerrymandering case may be ‘most important’ of term

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not mention President Donald Trump at recent law school appearances, but she did talk about the Supreme Court’s latest travel…
ABA Journal

Poland, Trump, And Hungary: This Is What Illiberal Democracy Looks Like – OpEd

poland, trump, and hungary: this is what illiberal democracy looks like – oped
By Mitchell Blatt* The election of Trump, the Law and Politics Party winning a majority in Poland in 2015, and Viktor Orbán’s government in Hungary; what they all have in common is not merely a..
Eurasia Review

Federal Gerrymandering Case Could Give Dems Congressional Seats — In Texas

A three-judge panel is expected to rule soon whether Texas violated Hispanics' voting rights when drawing its congressional and state House maps in 2011. If Texas loses, it could be placed back under..
NPR

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gerrymandering Case May Be Most Important Decision SCOTUS Faces

The upcoming case could dramatically reshape how electoral districts are drawn.
Huffington Post

Row over changes to council boundaries in Torbay

row over changes to council boundaries in torbay
Proposals to redraw ward boundaries in Torbay has been branded 'gerrymandering' by Liberal Democrats.Proposals on the new wards map are going to the full council meeting on Thursday night.A formal..
Western Morning News Also reported by •Torquay Herald ExpressExeter Express and EchoTiverton Mid Devon Gazette

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