If you sometimes are befuddled by the intersection of the census, redistricting and reapportionment—what each means, how they all talk to each other—don’t feel bad; it is confusing. This article uses Pennsylvania as a demonstration of what census numbers mean for redistricting (“how areas will be divided into districts based on the number of seats a state has”) and reapportionment (“the process of deciding how many seats a state will have in the House of Representatives based on changes in population.”) Things that don’t need explanation: census collection will be infiltrated by liberal activists looking to skew Congressional districts in their favor.
It's been a year since Missourians went to the polls and said "yes" to redistricting reform, but supporters say they're still defending the win. Read the article at KMALAND.com
10/27: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky explains why the Supreme Court was right to rule that political redistricting is constitutional.
7/10: The victory is significant because it takes the federal courts out of the political gerrymandering thicket.
6/28: Supreme Court precedent is clear that “a jurisdiction may engage in constitutional political gerrymandering” and that “political considerations are inseparable from districting and apportionment.”
6/27: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky explains why the U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision, giving lawmakers the power over gerrymandering.
6/27: Today the Supreme Court issued two major opinions with profound implications for American politics.
6/27: In a much-awaited decision, the Supreme Court held on Thursday in a 5-4 decision that partisan gerrymandering is a political question beyond the reach of the federal courts.
6/27: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court's decision that the court system doesn't have the authority to regulate gerrymandering, and what it means moving forward.
6/23: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the major cases from redistricting to the U.S. census that will be decided by the Supreme Court this week.