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Dispute Over MD Congressional Redistricting On Hold

August 28th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A dispute over Maryland's congressional redistricting map is being put on hold while the Supreme Court considers a similar case in Wisconsin that alleges partisan gerrymandering. A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 Thursday to put the case on hold in order to wait for guidance from the Supreme Court, which is hearing the Wisconsin case in early October. Seven Republican voters contend Democrats redrew Maryland's eight congressional districts to favor their party. They had asked the panel to prevent the state from enforcing the map, which was approved in 2011.  Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan has been a strong advocate for redistricting reform, and he says it’s an issue that has broad bi-partisan support. He said seeing this tied up in the courts is disappointing…

 

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