National News

Census News

In a recent interview, Census Bureau Director Robert Santos stated the 2030 Census will rely more on federal and state administrative records to allow more resources to be focused on harder-to-count populations.

Redistricting News

The U.S. Supreme Court’s new term began this week with two major redistricting cases on its docket: Merrill v. Milligan, a VRA Section 2 case out of Alabama; and Moore v. Harper, a U.S. Elections Clause case out of North Carolina. Oral arguments in Merrill were held on Tuesday, while arguments in Moore will be heard sometime later in the term.

Stanford Professor Nathaniel Persily, a favored remedial map drawer of the left, reportedly worked as an intermediary for Michael Bloomberg in his attempts to funnel millions of dollars into Philadelphia's election offices in the months leading up to the 2020 election.

State News

Michigan

Michigan’s redistricting commission has run out of money after its 2023 budget was excluded from the state’s annual budget and supplemental appropriations bills.

Montana

One of the Democratic members of Montana’s redistricting commission resigned and a former Superintendent of Public Instruction was appointed as his replacement.

North Carolina

On Tuesday, North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Harper v. Hall over whether the superior court’s remedial congressional plan or the legislature’s remedial legislative plan have to be redrawn prior to the 2024 election.

New York

Despite the commission process initially failing, a New York trial court ordered New York’s redistricting commission to reform, draw and submit remedial state Assembly plans to the Legislature prior to the 2024 election.