(CNN) - A challenge to Alabama's Republican-drawn legislative maps, which some civil rights and political groups say amounts to an unconstitutional racial quota and gerrymandering, will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
The justices announced Monday they would decide whether the redrawn boundaries crowded African-American voters into fewer black-majority districts, reducing their political clout in a state where they make up an estimated 27 percent of the population.
Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department announced Monday it has approved all redistricting plans for the state of Florida.
The head of the Civil Rights Division, Thomas Perez, sent a letter to the Office of the Florida Attorney General, as well as lawyers for the Florida House and Senate, saying the plans are adequate to meet the requirements of the Civil Rights Act.
(CNN) - Following a redistricting battle in Ohio, Republican Rep. Steve Austria announced Friday he will not run for re-election in 2012.
The two-term congressman cited the state's new redistricting map for his departure, expressing disappointment over the Ohio legislature's move to divvy up the 7th Congressional District and merge it with three different districts.
Washington (CNN) - CNN is taking a look at the redistricting process, which takes place every 10 years after each census is complete. In the last 10 years, 78% of the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives did not change party hands even once.
David Wasserman, redistricting expert for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, says that through redistricting elections can be "almost rigged" in a sense and this can lead to a more polarized Congress. Readers responded to this story by expressing a degree of cynicism about the political process on both sides of the aisle. Some even questioned whether they should vote at all.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN)-Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich may have been spared his seat when new congressional district maps were drawn in Ohio, but two states away, freshman Rep. Joe Walsh wasn't so lucky.
Walsh announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election to Congress where his home is-in the new 14th Congressional District of Illinois. The trouble is, Walsh represents the 8th Congressional District while fellow Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren currently represents the 14th District. He also plans to seek re-election there, for his second term.
Washington (CNN)-Eight-term Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich will be looking for a new district to represent no more.
Tuesday he announced that his fear that Ohio’s 10th Congressional District would be redistricted out from under him was unfounded, after all.
(CNN) – Soon after Democratic Rep. Janice Hahn had settled in as the new congresswoman for California’s 36th District, it was slated for eradication. The district she was elected to serve was chopped up by redistricting–leaving Hahn to dust off her running shoes and launch a new congressional campaign.
Thursday she received a boost from Los Angeles Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa, who endorsed her candidacy.
(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio said Wednesday he refuses to accept the Congressional redistricting in his state that may lead to the elimination of his district.
"I'm literally fighting back, hoping to have the chance to continue to serve," Kucinich told Carol Costello in an interview on “CNN Newsroom."
(CNN)-Democratic Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich is willing to do almost anything to keep his congressional seat-even if it means leaving the state.
He opened a fundraising plea to supporters Wednesday saying, "I will not rule out a run elsewhere should my district be eliminated or radically altered."