- Nov 29, 2016
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in two cases that raise a question that the court has struggled with for decades: to what extent can legislatures consider race when drawing congressional districts, particularly when race is used as a proxy for political ends?
- Jan 9, 2017
The Campaign Legal Center has conducted an initial analysis of the depth of partisan gerrymandering in the 2016 election, which was the third election held since the 2011 round of redistricting.
- Feb 3, 2017
Ruth Greenwood with the Campaign Legal Center said Whitford v. Gill is significant because it establishes a clear-cut way to determine if a state's maps are gerrymandered. She said the fact that Wisconsin's maps were drawn in a way to unfairly benefit the party was enough for the three-judge panel to call it unconstitutional.
- Apr 9, 2017
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver dedicated a segment to one of the most serious threats to our democracy. Oliver’s segment on gerrymandering highlighted how partisan manipulation of district lines, or partisan gerrymandering, harms the ability of Americans to have their vote count in elections.
- Jun 19, 2017
CLC Senior Legal Council Ruth Greenwood appeared on WUWM to talk about the Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering and the possible outcomes at the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Jun 19, 2017
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court took another step toward safeguarding the fundamental right of all Americans to have their vote count by announcing it would hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging Wisconsin’s State Assembly districts as an extreme partisan gerrymander.
- Aug 24, 2017
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has conducted an analysis on the likely partisan implications of each plan and summarized that analysis in a memo released today. The goal is to provide a service that is helpful to the committees and the public in understanding the likely effects of the proposed plans.
- Mar 20, 2018
Many states allow the people to amend the electoral laws via ballot proposition. I’ve previously shared my excitement that the people of Maine voted to adopt an election system proven to reduce partisan polarization and increase minority representation. Sadly, the story does not end with a victory for the people…yet. Across the country in 2018, there will be dozens of ballot initiatives aimed at expanding the franchise and limiting the ability of legislators to manipulate the rules to stay in power. These types of reforms enjoy overwhelming bipartisan support and, absent legislative shenanigans, will hopefully be adopted.