Erwin defeated then-Rep. Dan Gasaway by 67 votes in the Republican primary last May in northeast Georgia's District 28. Gasaway went to court and a judge found mapping errors had enabled people to vote who lived outside the lawmaker's district. A new election was held Dec. 4 and Erwin won again by just two votes. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Judge orders April 9 redo of Georgia election
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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has regular bulletins on the storm's progress, but has not issued any Alabama warnings. … [Read more...] about Trump continues to defend incorrect map of Hurricane Dorian path
Rejecting Collective Bargaining AgreementsThe Bankruptcy Code generally allows a debtor to reject burdensome executory contracts, which according to the widely accepted definition of Professor Vern Countryman are contracts “under which the obligation of both the bankrupt and the other party to the contract are so far unperformed that the failure of either to complete performance would constitute a material breach, excusing performance of the other.” In most cases, a collective bargaining agreement between a debtor and a labor union would be classified as an executory contract. A chapter 11 debtor wishing to reject a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union must satisfy the requirements of section 1113 of the Bankruptcy Code, which sets forth the procedural prerequisites that a debtor must meet before being able to reject a collective bargaining agreement as well as the legal standard that the debtor must meet in order for a court to authorize … [Read more...] about Chapter 9: An Rx for Health Care Districts and Public Hospital Authorities?
The arguments come less than a week before the state’s congressional primary, scheduled for March 7. A decision by the time the court adjourns in June would allow time, if the justices scuttle the plan, to redraw the map before the November general election. Though they remained confident the state would prevail, lawyers for the Texas Attorney General’s Office were unable to offer immediate detailed comment as they scrambled to draft briefs to defend the redistricting in advance of arguments. … [Read more...] about All Over the Map
The new lawsuits mean there now are redistricting challenges pending in a dozen states — in some places, multiple lawsuits —alleging racial or political gerrymandering in U.S. House or state legislative districts. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule later this month on at least two of those cases alleging unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering by the Republican-led Legislature in Wisconsin and the Democratic-led Legislature in Maryland. … [Read more...] about Lawsuits: Congressional Maps Dilute Black Voters in 3 States