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The Sacramento Bee
California’s political map panel seeks some changeslines have put forward suggestions for their successors who will produce the ne
California’s political map panel seeks some changes
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 18 hours ago
lines have put forward suggestions for their successors who will produce the next ones. The voter-approved Citizens Redistricting Commission, which has met infrequently since it produced new congressional, legislative and Board of... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
'Racial gerrymanders' to stand on election dayon election day Corey Risinger | Published 25 minutes ago The judges, two dist
'Racial gerrymanders' to stand on election day
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted yesterday
on election day Corey Risinger | Published 25 minutes ago The judges, two district and one federal, found the state’s 2011 redistricting maps for the NC House and Senate to be “racial gerrymanders” and in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lehigh Valley news in brief: Veterans, government services offered in Lehighton, moreat 7:15 p.m. Aug. 26. A short introduction to gerrymandering will be followed b
Lehigh Valley news in brief: Veterans, government services offered in Lehighton, more
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 26. A short introduction to gerrymandering will be followed by a panel discussion on how to create a fair redistricting process in Pennsylvania, and new proposed legislation to create an independent commission to draw the lines.... Read more
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Westmont Reporter Progress
Independent Maps is the only way to save Illinoisare transparent, impartial and fair. Illinois elections should reflect the wil
Independent Maps is the only way to save Illinois
Westmont Reporter Progress / Posted 4 days ago
are transparent, impartial and fair. Illinois elections should reflect the will of the people, not the politicians. The Independent Map Amendment would create an independent commission to draw legislative district boundaries without regard to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Los Angeles’ politicians use Capitol power to affect local issuescomes from de León’s close friend, Sen. Ricardo Lara. His bill, which the Assem
Los Angeles’ politicians use Capitol power to affect local issues
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 days ago
comes from de León’s close friend, Sen. Ricardo Lara. His bill, which the Assembly approved Thursday, would create a commission to redraw the boundaries of five Los Angles County Board of Supervisors districts after each decennial census,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Independent process needed for redistrictingThe Independent Maps initiative is not specifying change, only to allow the cit
Independent process needed for redistricting
SaukValley.com / Posted 7 days ago
The Independent Maps initiative is not specifying change, only to allow the citizens of the state to vote yes or no that change is needed and a more independent process to be implemented. What seems like a basic premise of our political process is... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Can Illinois voters amend their constitution or not?lawyers hired by politicians. The Illinois Supreme Court will decide any day n
Can Illinois voters amend their constitution or not?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
lawyers hired by politicians. The Illinois Supreme Court will decide any day now whether voters will be denied again. The Independent Map Amendment would take legislative redistricting out of the hands of state lawmakers and assign it to a... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Supreme Court should allow Illinoisans a vote on remap reformSupreme Court would be tragically incorrect if justices decide to affirm Cook C
Supreme Court should allow Illinoisans a vote on remap reform
Bureau County Republican / Posted 15 days ago
Supreme Court would be tragically incorrect if justices decide to affirm Cook County Judge Diane Larsen’s decision that the redistricting reform proposal is unconstitutional. High court justices might be tempted to do so. The issue at hand is... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner imitates Quinn in term-limits petition pushsuccessfully won a lower-court ruling that would block a proposal aimed at remo
Rauner imitates Quinn in term-limits petition push
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
successfully won a lower-court ruling that would block a proposal aimed at removing much of the politics out of legislative redistricting has responded to an appeal granted by the Illinois Supreme Court. The People’s Map, a group of prominent... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
The Big 5: California’s top political donorswriting checks to influence the lives of everyday Californians. Two are Republ
The Big 5: California’s top political donors
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 19 days ago
writing checks to influence the lives of everyday Californians. Two are Republicans, two are Democrats and one is an independent. Four of the five are men, who say they give money to political causes that benefit society or the state’s most... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Give voters a chance to restore democracy in Illinoisclear: take control of the legislative map-making process out of the hands of s
Give voters a chance to restore democracy in Illinois
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
clear: take control of the legislative map-making process out of the hands of self-interested politicians and give it to an independent commission consisting of a diverse group of citizens from throughout the state. Unsurprisingly, efforts to pass... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
State power hinges on House racesbudget in place until January, Rauner has been visiting towns across Illinois t
State power hinges on House races
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
budget in place until January, Rauner has been visiting towns across Illinois to renew his call for term limits and for an independent commission to draw legislative districts instead of legislators, both aimed at reining in the Democrats' control... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Map group files appeal in legislative districting caseSpin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government an
Map group files appeal in legislative districting case
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. The Independent Maps group has filed its appeal brief, asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
House races become key to Illinois' political power strugglebudget in place until January, Rauner has been visiting towns across Illinois t
House races become key to Illinois' political power struggle
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 23 days ago
budget in place until January, Rauner has been visiting towns across Illinois to renew his call for term limits and for an independent commission to draw legislative districts instead of legislators, both aimed at reining in the Democrats' control... Read more
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Salon.com
The next president will likely appoint 4 Supreme Court justices: Who do you want picking them?which came from just 195 donors and their spouses. Between 2006, before the Cou
The next president will likely appoint 4 Supreme Court justices: Who do you want picking them?
Salon.com / Posted 26 days ago
which came from just 195 donors and their spouses. Between 2006, before the Court decision, and 2014, after the decision, independent expenditures increased 25-fold. In 2014, the Court allowed unlimited individual contributions. Both decisions... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Supreme Court should allow Illinoisans a vote on remap reformSupreme Court would be tragically incorrect if justices decide to affirm Cook C
Supreme Court should allow Illinoisans a vote on remap reform
SaukValley.com / Posted 26 days ago
Supreme Court would be tragically incorrect if justices decide to affirm Cook County Judge Diane Larsen’s decision that the redistricting reform proposal is unconstitutional. High court justices might be tempted to do so. The issue at hand is... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measureJust 2 days after a Cook County judge ruled the redistricting question was unco
Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure
SaukValley.com / Posted 1 months ago
Just 2 days after a Cook County judge ruled the redistricting question was unconstitutional for November's ballot, the state's high court granted an emergency motion for direct appeal and set a briefing schedule, bypassing the appellate court. A... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measuremeasure that could alter the way Illinois draws its political maps. Just two d
Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
measure that could alter the way Illinois draws its political maps. Just two days after a Cook County judge ruled the redistricting question was unconstitutional for November's ballot, the state's high court granted an emergency motion for... Read more
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The Seattle Times
What’s changed and what hasn’t since ’88 as race to replace McDermott heats upthan the other hopefuls: Democrats Arun Jhaveri and Donovan Rivers, Republicans
What’s changed and what hasn’t since ’88 as race to replace McDermott heats up
The Seattle Times / Posted 1 months ago
than the other hopefuls: Democrats Arun Jhaveri and Donovan Rivers, Republicans Scott Sutherland and Craig Keller, and independents Leslie Regier and Carl Cooper. The top two primary vote-getters will advance to November, regardless of party... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Web-only letters to the editor, July 21, 2016promoted, state-by-stated referendum for a state Constitutional Amendment conta
Web-only letters to the editor, July 21, 2016
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 1 months ago
promoted, state-by-stated referendum for a state Constitutional Amendment containing the following points: 1. Require all redistricting reapportionments to use the Proportional Representation system. This is a proven method that makes... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Another constitutional smackdown for the people of Illinoisthat yes, it's appropriate for voters to propose an amendment to change the way
Another constitutional smackdown for the people of Illinois
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
that yes, it's appropriate for voters to propose an amendment to change the way the state's legislative maps are drawn. Redistricting reform "in general" falls within the simply worded yet excruciatingly deconstructed language of Article XIV,... Read more
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