The U.S. Census Bureau defended its data deadline extensions before a Senate panel. It anticipates providing a legacy format summary redistricting data file to the states by mid-to-late August, but acknowledges the format is more difficult to work with.
The state House passed a resolution that extends the current legislative session and allows the legislature to reconvene later in the year for redistricting.
A Sixth Circuit panel of judges heard renewed arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s independent redistricting commission.
The state’s independent redistricting commission is still waiting for its state-appropriated funding.
Oregon’s Secretary of State hired a constitutional lawyer to help with legal issues related to their state’s redistricting deadline.
A state Senate committee voted unanimously to advance a bill designed to limit the political affiliations of the state’s redistricting chairman.