Maryland redistricting still causing a stir
By: George Sousouris
Annapolis, Maryland: On June 26 the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit against Maryland's redistricting map which claimed that it discriminates against African-Americans. In throwing out the suit, the Court affirmed the lower court's ruling that the burden of proof that the map is a partisan gerrymander was not met.
In the ruling's wake, Maryland voters are now gathering signatures to get the map on the ballot, giving the people a chance to reject it. A minimum of 55, 736 signatures must be gathered in order for the issue to make it to a referendum. The leader of the movement is Antonio Campbell, president of Marylanders for Coherent and Fair Representation.