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The issue of gerrymandering has received unprecedented attention recently. Independent redistricting commissions (IRCs) are state-based solutions that change the system of drawing electoral maps to a more open process that is reflective of citizen voices. This helps make politicians more accountable and responsive to their constituents.
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.
Texas unlawfully demanded tens of thousands of individuals provide additional proof of citizenship within 30 days or have their voter registration cancelled. CLC serves as counsel in a case challenging this discriminatory voter purge program.