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
The third eligibility requirement is that the municipality be insolvent. Insolvent as defined in the Bankruptcy Code, means, with reference to a municipality, that the municipality is (i) generally not paying its debts as they become due unless such debts are the subject of a bona fide dispute, or (ii) unable to pay its debts as they become due. The court overseeing the City of Stockton chapter 9 bankruptcy recently addressed the insolvency eligibility requirement for putative municipal debtors at some length. The Stockton court noted that three types of insolvency inform the analysis of §109(c)(3), i.e., the insolvency eligibility requirement: cash insolvency, budget insolvency and service delivery insolvency. In re City of Stockton, 493 B.R. 772, 788 (Bankr. E.D. Cal. 2013). The Stockton court concluded that “when a municipality lacks the funds to pay its contractual obligations within the current or … [Read more...] about Chapter 9: An Rx for Health Care Districts and Public Hospital Authorities?
“No judicially discernable and manageable standards for adjudicating political gerrymandering claims have emerged,” Scalia wrote for the four justices. “Lacking them, we must conclude that political gerrymandering claims are nonjusticiable.” Court observers doubt the outcome would change with Rehnquist’s replacement on the court by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and O’Connor’s replacement by Samuel A. Alito Jr. So getting on Kennedy’s good side remains the No. 1 priority. … [Read more...] about All Over the Map
"The creation of additional districts in which African Americans have the opportunity to elect their preferred candidates in each of these states will be an important step toward making the voting power of African Americans more equal and moving us closer to the ideals of our representative democracy," Holder said in a statement Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Lawsuits: Congressional Maps Dilute Black Voters in 3 States