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reapportionment:

see legislative apportionmentlegislative apportionment,
subdivision of a political body (e.g., a state or province) for the purpose of electing legislative representatives. In the United States, the Constitution requires that Congressional representatives be elected on the basis of population.
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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 cases.
The ten-year reapportionment is for adjustments caused by a decade's national census.
Reapportionment 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.
Reapportionment 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).