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Maryland redistricting still causing a stir

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June 30, 2012


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.[1]

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.[2]

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