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    Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections, a racial gerrymandering case examining how race can be taken into consideration when states draw district maps. In…

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    McCrory v. Harris Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCrory v. Harris, a racial gerrymandering case concerning two North Carolina congressional districts. Black voters in those districts sued, arguing that the…

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    Evenwel v. Abbott Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Evenwel v. Abbott, docket number 14-940, on the concept of “one person, one vote” and whether states could consider total population or the…

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    Harris v. Arizona Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, docket number 14-232. The case concerns whether Arizona’s legislative districts violate the…

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    Wittman v. Personhuballah Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wittman v. Personhuballah, on whether Virginia lawmakers unlawfully considered race when drawing lines for congressional districts. The case centered specifically on…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Baker v. Carr

    Theodore Olson and Douglas Smith talked about the 1962 U.S. Supreme Court case Baker v. Carr, in which the court ruled that the drawing of election districts was a constitutional rather than a political…

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    Upcoming Supreme Court Cases

    David Savage talked about upcoming U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on several cases, including two dealing with redistricting and affirmative action.

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    U.S. Census Costs

    Robert Goldenkoff talked about the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimate that its 2020 survey could cost as much as $17 billion. He also discussed the factors contributing to that number and efforts to lower costs. This program…

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    Supreme Court Ruling in Arizona Redistricting Case

    David Wasserman explained the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and what it means for other states across the…

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    Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, docket number 13-1314. The case involves Proposition 106, passed by…

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    Alabama Redistricting Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, docket number 13-895, challenging…

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    Gerrymandered Congressional Districts

    Christopher Ingraham talked about gerrymandered congressional districts, how the process occurs, and its implications on the demographics of political parties. Topics included the…

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    Census Bureau Director Nomination Hearing

    The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of John Thompson to be director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

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    Redistricting and Voting Rights

    A bipartisan panel of legal experts talked about redistricting efforts and clashes in Texas, Georgia, California, and elsewhere. In addition, they debated the constitutionality of Section…

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    Update on Redistricting

    Morgan Cullen was interviewed by phone about the U.S. census and the redistricting process.

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    Redistricting Commissions

    Angelo Ancheta made the keynote speech at a conference on redistricting. He focused on the 2008 California law that created citizens redistricting commission, the establishment and early…

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    Redistricting Commissions

    Morgan Cullen talked by phone about states' redistricting processes.

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    Redistricting and Changing Demographics

    Political scientists, authors, and professors talked about demographics and voting rights. Topics included pending state voter identification laws and 2012 ballot measures. They responded…

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    Redistricting and Election Laws

    Law professors Pamela Karlan and Nathaniel Persily talked about redistricting issues in the next decade. Topics included past, current, and potential court cases around the country. They…

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    Online Digitalized Records of the 1940 Census

    The National Archives held a ceremony to mark the release of an online database with detailed, individual information on more than 15 million Americans who filled out a 1940 census.…

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