Maryland’s highest court will begin hearing arguments Wednesday in the gerrymandering case that has shaken up the state’s elections calendar, as Republicans and others argue that 16 recently redrawn legislative districts are politically, demographically or racially unfair. The map, approved by the Democratic-controlled General Assembly in December, dictates the boundaries for state Senate and House districts. Under the state Constitution, each legislative district is supposed to consist of adjoining land, be compact and have a substantially equal number of residents. The map can give some regard to natural boundaries and the boundaries of political subdivisions.
Maryland’s high court set to hear gerrymandering case that delayed state’s elections
March 23, 2022