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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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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Md. Legislative Redistricting Panel Approves Congressional Map Proposal Redrawing 1st District

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The Maryland Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission has selected a proposed map of congressional districts for the 2022 elections, just over two weeks before a special session of the General Assembly. The panel Tuesday voted along party lines in favor of one of four maps that were released last week. The First District, currently Represented by…

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Md. Legislative Commission Releases Draft Congressional Maps

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A set of four draft maps of congressional districts has been released by the Maryland Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission. The panel was appointed by Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones. Two draft maps reportedly redraw the First District to include portions of Anne Arundel County, across Chesapeake Bay from its current boundary.…

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Md. Citizens Redistricting Panel To Vote On Final Maps

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The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission is getting set for its final meeting, at which it’s expected to vote on proposed maps of congressional and legislative districts. The commission said more than 4,100 people took part in one of its 35 hearings that were held virtually and over social media. Final maps are already available at…

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Hogan: Keep Comments Coming On Redistricting

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Marylanders are being encouraged to comment on draft maps of legislative and congressional districts produced by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission. Governor Larry Hogan said Wednesday that final map recommendations can be expected from the commission by early November. Hogan appointed members to the Citizens Commission in an effort to reduce the influence of politics…

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Md. Citizens Redistricting Panel Members Named

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The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission is now in place as it moves to develop new maps for state legislative and congressional districts. Three co-chairs of the commission filled out the group by naming six members Thursday. It’s made of two Republicans, two Democrats, and two people not affiliated with either party. Governor Larry Hogan established…

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