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The State of Redistricting

The State of Redistricting

Read This Document Online (with graphics). This spring is set to be a pivotal one for redistricting in the courts. There are eight states with electoral maps involved in ongoing redistricting litigation. More importantly, there are two specific cases before the U.S. Supreme Court—Gill v. Whitford from Wisconsin and Benisek v. Lamone from Maryland—that couldRead more about The State of Redistricting[…]

Texas Stands to Forfeit Federal Funding with Census Undercount, Citizenship Question Inclusion

Texas Stands to Forfeit Federal Funding with Census Undercount, Citizenship Question Inclusion

Read This Document Online (with graphics). Background and Context The decennial census is mandated in article 1, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution to ensure that “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers.” This country’s founding fathers understood thatRead more about Texas Stands to Forfeit Federal Funding with Census Undercount, Citizenship Question Inclusion[…]

LSG Update on SB 4, Sanctuary Cities Litigation

LSG Update on SB 4, Sanctuary Cities Litigation

Read This Document Online. On Tuesday, March 13, the three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on a preliminary injunction and nearly completely reversed a previous ruling by a federal judge in San Antonio, thus allowing Texas’ ban on “sanctuary cities” to take effect while legalRead more about LSG Update on SB 4, Sanctuary Cities Litigation[…]