Voting districts

The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 10, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court, while another...
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The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 09, 2018 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court, while another...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, arrives for a House Committee on the Judiciary oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A special election Saturday, June 30, 2018 will replace Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who resigned in April amid allegations of sexual harassment and word that he used $84,000 from a special House fund to settle a 2014 lawsuit stemming from them. It marks the district’s third election this year, following the March 6 primary and May 22 runoff and proceeding November’s general election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 30, 2018 - 10:48 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One might forgive voters on Texas' Gulf Coast for being sick of heading to the polls. A special election Saturday will replace Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who resigned in April amid allegations of sexual harassment and word that he used $84,000 from a special House...
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As his wife Monica, left, looks on, Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech in the Republican primary for Governor, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 27, 2018 - 1:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries and runoffs in seven states (all times local): 1:30 a.m. It was a mixed bag for teachers running for political office in Oklahoma but a bad night for incumbent Republicans who voted against a tax package earlier this year to fund a teacher pay raise...
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June 25, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court kept Texas' voting maps largely intact Monday, dealing an election-year blow to Democrats by reversing earlier findings that intentional racial discrimination continues to stain several statehouse and congressional districts. The 5-4 decision comes nine...
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June 25, 2018 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on a new case on partisan redistricting for now. Instead, the justices are sending a dispute over North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional districting map back to a lower court for more work. The court's order Monday follows a...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Amie Hoeber, right, a Republican who is running in the Maryland 6th Congressional District primary, talks to a supporter at an early voting center in Frederick, Md. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
June 23, 2018 - 11:07 am
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the crowded and competitive race for Maryland's only open congressional seat, some of the better known candidates don't actually live in the district and they blame the lingering effects of partisan gerrymandering, which has gotten new attention and court challenges...
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Immigrant children play outside a former Job Corps site that now houses them, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. It is not known if the children crossed the border as unaccompanied minors or were separated from family members. Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 19, 2018 - 7:58 am
Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on...
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June 19, 2018 - 12:55 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps. When those hopes fizzled Monday, attention turned to North Carolina. A case challenging that battleground state's...
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June 18, 2018 - 5:46 pm
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are...
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