Primaries spotlight coming battles over state supreme courts

1 of 2 FILE – Judge Sam J. Ervin IV makes a statement during the North Carolina Supreme Court Candidate Forum in Raleigh, NC, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Upcoming primaries for state supreme court seats in North Carolina and Arkansas are putting the spotlight on how such races across the US have grown in importance … Read more

Judge says he’ll block Gov. Ron DeSantis’ redistricting plan

A state judge has ruled that a congressional map approved by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and drawn by his staff is unconstitutional because it breaks up a district where Black voters can choose their representatives By BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated Press May 11, 2022, 8:11 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this … Read more

2022 midterms: What to watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday’s primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will also be nominating candidates to replace former US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican … Read more

New York court rejects congressional maps drawn by Democrats

ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York’s highest court on Wednesday rejected new congressional maps that had widely been seen as favoring Democrats, largely agreeing with Republican voters who argued the district boundaries were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. The state’s Court of Appeals said the Democratic-led Legislature lacked the authority to redraw congressional and state Senate maps after … Read more

Democrats are expected to gain power in NC’s redrawn 2022 voting maps. Republicans warn it may not last. Here’s why. ::

By Bryan Anderson, WRAL statehouse reporter Raleigh, NC — When the North Carolina Supreme Court decided along party lines to throw out new congressional and legislative voting maps highly favorable to Republicans, Democrats and voting rights groups heralded the high court’s action as a major win for voters. But while it’s true the move is … Read more

North Carolina Supreme Court strikes down new voting maps ::

By Bryan Anderson & Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporters The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday voted to strike down new voting maps Republicans passed in November. The high court issued a 4-3 decision split along ideological lines. It said Republicans must submit new voting maps to a lower court by 5 pm Feb. 18, … Read more

New Jersey Supreme Court rejects GOP lawsuit challenging congressional map

The New Jersey Supreme Court has rejected a GOP lawsuit challenging the state’s new congressional map. In a 5-0 vote on Thursday, the state’s highest court ruled in favor of Democrats and dismissed Republicans’ suit, saying it did not challenge the legality or constitutionality of the map itself. “Historically, after meeting in private with the … Read more