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redistricting:

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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(59.) See Asta, supra note 5, at 261 ("If plaintiffs do not have access to the legislative motivations behind redistricting legislation, proving that intent becomes a near-Herculean feat.").
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Carr (1) profoundly affected redistricting practices.
Require each state to establish an independent, bipartisan redistricting commission to draw Congressional district maps and sets parameters under which the commissions shall be created.
Several states that recently adopted bipartisan redistricting reform can provide lessons to legislators on how to promote fair procedures, transparency and civility, and avoid costly challenges in the upcoming round of line-drawing.
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HJRCA 10 would create the Independent Redistricting Commission, comprised of 11 members, charged with proposing a legislative map.
In announcing the donation, Holder said the money could strengthen Texas Democrats' hand as they enter the next round of redistricting. Shortly before the last period of redistricting, Republicans secured a supermajority that allowed them to have full control over the process.