Voters in Georgia's 6th congressional district head to the polls Tuesday to vote in a special election between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel.
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court is taking on a case about partisan advantage in redistricting that could affect elections across the United States. Specifically, the case will be heard during the Supreme Court term which begins in October.
Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. One factor the court weighs in making such decisions is which side seems to have a better chance of winning.
In 2004, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a partisan gerrymander in Pennsylvania was constitutional and that it was not within the purview of the court to strike it down.
It is a common practice for state legislatures to redraw voting districts to confer an advantage on the governing party.
The court's decision does not address a request by state Attorney General Brad Schimel to delay enforcement of the lower court panel order that requires new Assembly boundaries be drawn up by November 2017, before the 2018 elections.
The federal court that struck down the districts adopted an equation that offers a way to measure the partisan nature of the districts.
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Tillerson consulted with Trump and arrangements were made for Yun and a medical team to travel to Pyongyang, the official said . A 2009 visit by former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, secured the freedom of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling.
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The Virginia race, one of the few elections for governor in 2017, is shaping up to reveal the internal divisions of both parties. A recent Washington Post poll showed Perriello just barely leading and many undecided voters still making up their minds.
In a possible sign of deep ideological divisions among the nine justices over the issue, the court's conservative majority granted Wisconsin's request, despite opposition from the four liberal justices, to put on hold the lower court's order requiring the state to redraw its electoral maps by November 1. We proved in federal court that Democrats and Republicans are pretty evenly clustered throughout the state and that Democrats in Wisconsin have had their rights violated. As measured by this "efficiency gap", Republicans can increase the number of the districts they control by stuffing Democratic voters into already Democratic districts.
"That's a message to other states that they also need to prevent partisanship from going too far", Burden said.
This is the first time in more than ten years that the justices will consider allegations of gerrymandering - and observers see the their final ruling as one which impact how elections are run throughout the nation.
A three-judge court struck down the districts as an illegal partisan gerrymander and ordered new ones to be put in place for the 2018 elections. On Monday, it was clear that these Justices favored that action, although the order did not name them explicitly; Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch, Anthony M. Kennedy, and Clarence Thomas.
The challenge to Wisconsin's legislative lines are different because the challenge revolves around whether district lines can be drawn for a partisan advantage. He said on Monday that Wisconsin's "redistricting process was entirely lawful and constitutional, and the district court should be reversed".
"As a result, in the first election under the plan", the statement continues, "Republicans won a supermajority of 60 out of 99 seats despite losing the statewide vote for the Assembly".
The Supreme Court has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination, as it did on May 22 when it found that Republican legislators in North Carolina had drawn two electoral districts to diminish the statewide political clout of black voters.
Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman says he supports President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord. Leaders of 211 cities have declared themselves "Climate Mayors" and promised to work toward the Paris targets.
During the 2014 visit he led a team of retired American players in a basketball game to celebrate Kim Jong Un's birthday. The trip comes at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Pyongyang , which has detained four Americans.
No civilians were reported killed in the USA drone attack, and the Pentagon described the operation as a success. Eastern Daylight Time, the Department of Defense conducted a strike operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia.
Padmarajan from Salem in Tamil Nadu, who has earned the moniker of "Election King" by contesting more than 150 elections. Scrutiny of nomination will be held on June 29 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is July 1.
Michael Flynn , then - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for National Security Adviser arrives at Trump Tower in NY . On these issues, as well as further windfalls for the rich, there is little that separates the two big-business parties.
However, he said he was skeptical to conclude that "Britons' sovereign decision on Brexit has been cast into doubt in any way". The 1998 Good Friday agreement set up power sharing in Northern Ireland, largely ending years of sectarian violence.
Emergency service crews were seen giving cardiac massages to the injured "in a desperate bid to save them", the Daily Mail said. London's Metropolitan Police said officers were called just after midnight Sunday to an incident on Seven Sisters Road.
Nintendo have announced that Metroid: Samus Returns will coming to Nintendo's 3DS family of systems on the 15th September. Nintendo's E3 2017 online press conference has announced that Metroid Prime 4 is now in development for Nintendo Switch .
In a statement yesterday morning the Labour leader urged Ms May to resign so he could form a minority government . The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy.
Temperatures, especially across Riverside County, could potentially hit the 120-degree mark, mainly in the deserts. It's about to get really hot in the Southwest, and health officials want people to stay alert.
At dusk, the bags became aglow thanks to battery-powered candles and glow sticks that were placed inside them by event volunteers. Luminara bags line the track Friday evening at the 21st Annual Stutsman County Relay for Life.
His comments come after a top Iranian general claimed the Islamic Republic had evidence the USA was directly supporting the group. Iran's Zarif says Tehran has intelligence that Riyadh supports terrorist groups operating on the eastern side of Iran .
Srikanth in final, heartbreak for Prannoy
In the final, Srikanth will square off against Japan's Kazumasa Sakai who beat fellow unseeded Indian player H.S. He eventually managed to regain his composure, defeating Son by 21-15, 14-21, 24-22 in the hard-fought match.
Elder abuse report 'an important milestone'
Forty-four per cent elders say they have been abused in the public space at some time or the other, as per the recent report. According the Illinois Department of Aging, almost 15,000 cases of elder abuse were reported over the previous year .
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With ProMotion, Apple Pencil is more responsive with a 20-millisecond latency for more fluid and natural drawing. One caveat ... it appears you can only send money via iMessages to friends or family who own an Apple device.