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CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Trump calls North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— President Donald Trump said Friday that the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is “unfair.” A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state’s congressional map, saying Republican state legislators went too far in using political data to preserve GOP-held seats. The … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Trump calls North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’

Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON /March 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in an appeal filed by Republicans in Maryland. They complain that Democrats who controlled the … Continue reading Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

Pennsylvania congressional district map awaits court ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa/March 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Three federal judges are considering whether to halt the use of a Pennsylvania congressional district map imposed last month by the state Supreme Court, while a similar request is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The judges heard argument Friday about whether to issue a preliminary injunction sought by eight Republican … Continue reading Pennsylvania congressional district map awaits court ruling

Trump hopes top court will rein in judges who block policies

WASHINGTON /March 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Trump administration is looking for ways to deal with a recurring frustration: individual federal judges who have put the brakes on one major administration policy after another. The administration is telling the Supreme Court in a case about President Donald Trump’s travel ban that judges are increasingly using … Continue reading Trump hopes top court will rein in judges who block policies