Sixteen states are backing Alabama’s lawsuit challenging the Census Bureau’s new differential privacy system. President Biden nominated statistician Robert Santos to be the Census Bureau’s next director.
Lawmakers are looking to extend the state’s legislative session to November 15 for the purpose of redistricting.
The state Supreme Court issued a statement saying it is prepared to handle redistricting duties if the Legislature cannot complete the task by the September 15 constitutional timeframe.
New York’s Independent Redistricting Commission was allotted $4 million for operating expenses in the state’s budget.
The state Supreme Court granted the Legislature’s request and extended their redistricting deadline from July 1 to September 27.