Fair Maps Maryland Announces Challenges to Maryland Court of Appeals

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Fair Maps Maryland today announced challenges to the recent report from Special Master Alan Wilner in the Maryland Court of Appeals legislative redistricting case. These exceptions to Wilner’s report re-establish strong claims of extreme partisan gerrymandering and once again prove that the legislative map is unconstitutional and has been for decades.  “Maryland’s legislative districts are…

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VIDEO | Md. Congressional Map Becomes Law, But What’s Next?

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“A tremendous victory for Democracy” is how Maryland Governor Larry Hogan described the development that led to final enactment of a Congressional district map.Hogan, House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson signed the legislation creating the map into law after Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh dropped an appeal of a court ruling that…

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Legal Case Against Redrawn Md. Congressional Districts Moves Forward

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Fair Maps Maryland will be able to move forward with its claims of partisan gerrymandering in the state’s congressional redistricting process. The group, which has ties to Governor Larry Hogan, has objected to both congressional and legislative maps produced by the Maryland General Assembly’s commission on redistricting. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Lynne A.…

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Controversy Swirls Around Md. Legislative Redistricting Votes

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The Maryland House of Delegates has approved new maps for legislative districts that were produced by the General Assembly’s Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission. Republican lawmakers made a final attempt Thursday to get support for maps produced by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, a panel that was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan in early 2021. Fair…

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Lawsuit Promised To Challenge Md. General Assembly-Approved Congressional Maps

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“Aggressive legal action” is being planned against a Congressional redistricting map passed by the Maryland General Assembly. Fair Maps Maryland describes itself as a nonpartisan grass roots organization. Spokesman Doug Mayer said the General Assembly ignored the will of the overwhelming majority of Marylanders and is violating state and federal law. The maps have also…

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Questions Arise About Public Comment Ahead Of Md. Special Session On Redistricting

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Marylanders have the opportunity to testify during a General Assembly special session next week, but one group says the process of submitting comment is not very inviting. Governor Larry Hogan Thursday encouraged support for the fair maps he has transmitted to the Maryland General Assembly on behalf of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission. “Gerrymandering has rightly been…

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