Congressional and state reapportionment and redistricting
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Congressional and state reapportionment and redistricting a legal analysis

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Congress -- Election districts,
  • Apportionment (Election law) -- United States,
  • Apportionment (Election law) -- United States -- States,
  • Election districts -- United States,
  • Election districts -- United States -- States

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Edition Notes

StatementThomas M. Durbin and L. Paige Whitaker
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1991, reel 5, fr. 0861
ContributionsWhitaker, L. Paige, Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p.
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15458597M

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  This book will prepare readers for the redistricting of congressional, state legislative, and local collegial bodies that will follow the Census. Almost every state legislature will devote extensive time to redrawing its own districts along with the state's congressional districts during Chapters 2 through 5 cover the major factors 5/5(1). National Conference of State Legislatures, November (/Nb) This handbook is a compilation of redistricting court case summaries arranged by state. It includes an index of cases, a subject index, and contacts for each state. Redistricting Law   Redistricting shakes of a state's congressional delegation. The reapportionment is expected in December , resulting in the lengthy process of each state redrawing congressional maps for.   This involves two closely linked, but distinct, processes: reapportionment (the reallocation of congressional districts among states to account for population shifts) and redistricting (the redrawing of district boundaries to ensure districts are of equal population within a state to comply with the principle of “one person, one vote”).

Peter Miller will discuss “Could Montana Gain a Second Congressional Seat?: Redistricting After the Census” p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, sponsored by the League of Women Voters Montana. (Commissioners left to right: Dan Stusek, Jeff Essmann, Sheila Stearns, Kendra Miller, Joe Lamson) The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission is an independent five-member commission authorized by the Montana Constitution to draw the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts every 10 years using population data from the most . How does redistricting differ from reapportionment? Reapportionment is the process of reassigning congressional seats among the states after the Census. Once Census population counts were released, the number of representatives each state could send to Congress was determined. At that point, reapportionment was over and redistricting had.   Alaska. Alaska Const. Art. VI, § 3: The Redistricting Board shall reapportion the house of representatives and the senate immediately following the official reporting of each decennial census of the United rtionment shall be based upon the population within each house and senate district as reported by the official decennial census of the United States.

Redistricting and Reapportionment. Today’s Paper extend the deadlines for collecting census data and would ask Congress for a delay in providing final counts used for congressional. The Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office is a Joint Office of the Georgia General Assembly. The office is responsible for providing the General Assembly with redistricting services. The office uses data provided to the State of Georgia by the US Census Bureau for the purpose of redistricting. After the round of reapportionment and redistricting, the largest congressional district in the United States had over five times the population of the smallest district; the 20 most populous districts had a combined population of 14 million compared with a combined population of million for the 20 smallest districts. Congressional reapportionment is the process of reallocating the number of representatives of each state in the House of Representatives. In other words, it is the re-division of the number of the seats of the House amongst the 50 states. Two limits that the United States Supreme Court has placed on congressional redistricting are the.