Despite the 2011 success, Oregon has some odd-shaped legislative districts - and even the last reapportionment
was widely believed to be friendly toward incumbents.
5) In subsequent decades the Supreme Court, and lower courts, struggled with whether and how to apply Baker and its progeny to more complicated and contentious issues like politically or racially gerrymandered districts, so litigation under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("VRA") began to dominate reapportionment
The ten-year reapportionment
is for adjustments caused by a decade's national census.
by the independent, bipartisan Citizens Redistricting Commission will redraw district boundaries for senate, assembly; Board of Initialization and Congressional seats.
Redistricting based on the 2010 Census will have a direct negative impact and have a disproportionate impact on funding for HBCUs," and other minority serving institutions, says Holmes, who has consulted with social policy groups and aspiring Black politicians through the past three political reapportionment
periods, in 1980, 1990 and 2000.
This election is part of a constitutionally required reapportionment
that divides the membership into six equal regions and takes effect July 1.
will take place after the Bureau releases the 2010 census data by Dec.
In that decade, the Court assertively invoked the Equal Protection Clause to effect reapportionment
and bring congressional districting maps in line with updated population patterns.
Kilroy said his group hopes there will be a change in how districts are drawn as a new reapportionment
plan is pushed through the state Legislature.
I am an attorney and Republican political consultant in California, and have always been interested in the issue of reapportionment
20) Discussion on the floor of the convention about the reapportionment
article was unambiguous in demonstrating the delegates' intent to provide a politically neutral process.
The House of Representatives is fixed at 435 seats and has been since the reapportionment
following the 1910 Census (with the exception of temporarily having 437 seats when Alaska and Hawaii joined the nation).