Census results start wave of litigation over new maps

April 27, 2021

Michael Macagnone, Roll Call

“Within hours after the Census Bureau’s release of census apportionment results, the first wave of redistricting lawsuits hit federal courthouses in what is likely to be a flood of legal battles leading up to the 2022 congressional elections.”

“Litigation over congressional and legislative maps has become commonplace over the past several decades. On a call Tuesday with reporters, Holder pointed out that courts have drawn Minnesota’s congressional maps each decade since 1980. State courts have also been involved in the recent redrawing of Pennsylvania’s and North Carolina’s congressional maps following litigation.”

“Kincaid and members of other Republican redistricting groups have argued that federal law and Supreme Court decisions put significant limits on what legislatures can do in drawing congressional maps.”

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