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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Rucho v. Common Cause
Citation:139 S.Ct. 2484 (2019)
The first case involves a challenge to the congressional redistricting plan enacted by the Republican-controlled North Carolina General Assembly in 2016. The Republican legislators leading the redistricting effort instructed their mapmaker to use political data to draw a map that would produce a congressional delegation of ten Republicans and three Democrats. The second case involved the plan enacted by the Democratic-controlled Maryland legislature. The Governor later testified that his aim was to use the redistricting process to change the overall composition of Maryland’s congressional delegation to 7 Democrats and 1 Republican by flipping one’s district.
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