10-17-11: Redistricting Objections
The Congressional district map submitted by Governor O’Malley’s Redistricting Advisory Committee has some groups talking about filing suit under the Voting Rights Act over the representation of minority populations. Once the General Assembly passes new district lines, could a Maryland court step in to reshape them?
University of Baltimore associate professor of law Gilda Daniels has litigated Voting Rights Act cases. Today, she tells Nathan Sterner how redistricting litigation has played out in the past, and what could happen if the General Assembly’s map ends up in court.
Want to know more about gerrymandering and when it ends up in court? Check out Gerrymandering (the movie) and overviews of significant redistricting litigation from Harvard Law Review and Fordham Law Review.