PLAN AS SUBMITTED TO THE 63RD MONTANA
Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution to impose restrictions on legislative redistricting
power.57 In 1964, the Court handed down two landmark decisions, establishing that both federal congressional districts and state legislative districts must be apportioned on the basis of population.
The candidates also differ on legislative redistricting
rules, which now requires the secretary of state to step in if lawmakers fail to approve a plan.
Congressional and state legislative redistricting
rules and procedures were to be found primarily in state constitutions and statutes that were similarly rarely enforced.
nonpartisan LSA to develop congressional and legislative redistricting
Galvin said last week that it would be almost impossible to hold a special election because the 15th Worcester District boundary lines have changed significantly with adoption of a new statewide legislative redistricting
Topics included effects of the ARC Tunnel cancellation and whether the recent State Legislative Redistricting
process provided an advantage to Republicans or Democrats for next month's General Election.
Also on a possible to-do list for a People's Convention are "good government" reforms, such as an independent legislative redistricting
commission--which would result in elections that are fairer and more competitive--initiative and referendum, term limits for legislative leaders, and, critically important, a clear and orderly succession plan for state offices, as Grumet advocated for throughout his column.
The realities of redistricting; following the rules and limiting gerrymandering in state legislative redistricting
The report builds on the broad principles for reforming congressional and legislative redistricting
in the 2005 report, "The Shape of Representative Democracy." It also looks at lessons learned from unsuccessful redistricting reform attempts in 2005 and suggests strategies to pursue and pitfalls to avoid in future reform efforts.
Consequently, a new approach must be found to the decennial task of legislative redistricting
However, the action suggested in this Note would extend ideally to state legislative redistricting
. But, the Elections Clause is limited to elections of members of the federal legislature; justifying interference with election procedures for state legislative officials seems well beyond its scope.