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    Supreme Court Places Responsibility on the States to Rein in Partisan Gerrymandering

    Press Release – June 27, 2019

    ANNAPOLIS, MD – In a ruling today the Supreme Court of the United States put the power to fix gerrymandering in the hands of the states, and the League of Women Voters of Maryland will be leading the charge to ensure Maryland enacts a redistricting process that will lead to fair maps in the 2021 redistricting cycle. In a 5-4 decision, in Benisek v. Lamone out of Maryland’s 6th Congressional district, alongside two consolidated cases out of North Carolina, Rucho v. League of Women Voters and Rucho v. Common Cause, the Court ruled that partisan gerrymandering is not justiciable by the courts.

    “As a resident of Maryland’s 6th district, it is a disappointment that the court has opted not to re-enfranchise voters here, but as a leader in the state I will work tirelessly to ensure our state legislators put an end to this undemocratic practice in 2020,” co-president of the state League, Richard Willson declared.

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    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Constitution Day 2019

    Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM · $25.00 USD

    Fall Workshop 2019


    9:30 am Registration and light breakfast


    Morning Workshop Sessions
    Voting Process (LWVUS Concurrence)
    Civic Education Study Briefing
    Kirwan Funding

     

    12:00 pm Lunch - Speaker - Adrienne Jones, Speaker of the
    Maryland House of Delegates


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