February 9, 2012 -
So far six Democratic lawmakers have announced they will not seek re-election to the legislature in the wake of Republican-controlled redistricting -- all of them women. It's part of a larger pattern of policies hostile to women's interests coming out of Raleigh.
January 23, 2012 -
Last week's ruling that federal judges in Texas overstepped their bounds in drawing a minority-friendly set of interim maps for the 2012 elections was interpreted by some as a win for Republicans -- but it's not so clear that's the case.
January 10, 2012 -
The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a Texas redistricting case that could have major implications for minority voters -- and for which party controls Congress after this year's elections.
November 29, 2011 -
In two of the country's biggest and most influential political states, battles over how communities will be represented in new state and Congressional districts have escalated -- and may not be resolved in time for next year's primaries.
November 17, 2011 -
In the ongoing wars over immigration and redistricting, Louisiana filed a lawsuit this week which challenges the very idea of counting undocumented residents as "persons" in drawing up Congressional maps.
September 20, 2011 -
This week, the Department of Justice rejected the new Texas political maps drawn up by Republican state lawmakers, largely on the grounds that they failed to ensure representation for the state's burgeoning Latino population.
July 13, 2010 -
The 2010 Census count is winding down, which means the Census Bureau is already crunching millions of pieces of data -- information it will hand off to lawmakers to decide where money is spent and how political lines are redrawn.