Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | The Supreme Court Is Due to Rule on Gerrymandering. What’s That? Advertisement Supported by Here’s what you need to know about the legal battle over the rigging of district maps to entrench a governing party’s political power. ByMichael Wines June 27, 2019 The Supreme Court is expected on Thursday, the last day of its term, to rule on a question with momentous political consequences: Whether congressional district maps in Maryland and North Carolina are unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders, unfairly benefiting Democrats in Maryland and Republicans in North Carolina. When the court heard arguments in the two cases in March, the justices seemed divided on partisan lines over key issues, much as they had during an earlier hearing on the Maryland case last year. The court’s newest … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court Is Due to Rule on Gerrymandering. What’s That?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Supreme Court Blocks Two Rulings Striking Down Voting Maps Advertisement Supported by ByAdam Liptak May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked rulings from federal courts in Ohio and Michigan that had struck down voting maps in those states as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. Both courts had found that Republican legislators had violated the Constitution by drawing voting districts to hurt the electoral chances of Democratic candidates. The Supreme Court’s move was expected. The justices will soon decide, in a second pair of cases, whether voting maps can ever be so warped by politics as to cross a constitutional line. The answer to that question, in pending cases from Maryland and North Carolina, will very likely affect the cases from Ohio and Michigan. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Blocks Two Rulings Striking Down Voting Maps
Felicia Sonmez, Paul Sonne and Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Published 7:33 am PDT, Sunday, March 24, 2019 Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, listens during a hearing on March 6, 2019. On the Sunday morning news shows, Nadler said it is "way too early to speculate" about impeaching President Donald Trump. less Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, listens during a hearing on March 6, 2019. On the Sunday morning news shows, Nadler said it is "way too early to speculate" about ... more Photo: Washigton Post Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu Photo: Washigton Post Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, listens during a … [Read more...] about Democrats are ‘absolutely’ willing to go to the Supreme Court if full Mueller report is not released, Nadler says
SELMA, Ala. — Speaking Sunday at the historic Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, former Secretary of State, First Lady, and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggested a key Supreme Court decision may have cost her the White House.Clinton was participating in an annual commemoration of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches that included the infamous “Bloody Sunday” where Civil Rights activists were viciously beaten by white police and protesters. The church where she spoke was the starting point for the marches, which were organized by a group that was pushing for voting rights and included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ala.). Clinton connected the push for voting rights to her 2016 presidential campaign.“I was the first person who ran for president without the protection of the Voting Rights Act and I will tell you, it makes a really big difference,” Clinton said.Clinton prefaced her comments by discussing the history of the … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton blames Supreme Court for her 2016 loss
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print ADVERTISEMENT Two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court are up for election this year. In one race, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Donnelly faces Republican Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge Craig Baldwin. In the second race, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Mary DeGenaro will try to hold on to her seat against Democratic Cleveland appellate Judge Melody J. Stewart. Both candidates have been “highly recommended” by the Ohio State Bar Association. Donnelly vs. Baldwin Judge Donnelly has served since 2005 on Ohio’s largest common pleas court. He notes that he’s the only one of four candidates running for two seats on the bench who has prosecutorial experience. He has also presided over criminal and civil trials while his opponent’s judicial experience has been on domestic relations and appeals courts. Judge Donnelly and Judge Baldwin have been rated “highly … [Read more...] about Two seats on Ohio Supreme Court up for election