Lamone v. Benisek

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Residents from the state of Maryland have brought a partisan gerrymandering challenge claiming their First Amendment rights were violated and they were discriminated against because of their political party affiliations when the state drastically redrew the sixth congressional district to unseat the incumbent Republican member of congress and ensure the election of a Democrat.

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On Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about the intentional manipulation of voting maps by Republicans in North Carolina and Democrats in Maryland for partisan political gain.

Voters nationwide are ready for a ruling that will put the voters and not lawmakers first. It is still possible for voters in North Carolina...

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Petitioners from the state of Maryland have brought a partisan gerrymandering case claiming their First Amendment rights were violated and they were discriminated against because of their political party affiliations when the state drastically redrew the sixth congressional district to unseat the incumbent Republican member of congress and ensure the election of a Democrat. Maryland's redistricting process happened in 2011, and the result was a severe partisan bias. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for this case on March 26, 2019.

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