Lawsuit Filed Against Maryland Redistricting Map | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Lawsuit Filed Against Maryland Redistricting Map

Play associated audio

 

A Maryland man has sued over the Congressional redistricting map that was passed by the General Assembly last week.

Western Maryland resident Howard Gorrell, who attended all 12 redistricting hearings this summer, filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md.  

Gorrell, who is from Smithsburg, contends the map dilutes the voting power of agriculture-related electorates in the 6th Congressional district. The map moves a large portion of Democratic-controlled Montgomery County into that western Maryland district. 

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and a panel that created a preliminary map say the map reflects changing demographics along the Interstate-270 corridor. Democrats did openly admit the changes will help them as they to unseat incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), who's held the District 6 seat since 1993.

 

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 24

An aromatic exhibit turns art into eye candy and a new play explores a salacious mentorship.

NPR

With Help From America's Test Kitchen, Why Buy When You Can DIY?

Morning Edition host Renee Montagne talks to America's Test Kitchen's Chris Kimball about foods that are easier than you'd guess to make at home. Fresh Nutella or kale chips, anyone?
WAMU 88.5

Congress Unlikely To Approve Plan On Immigrant Children Until After Recess

The political response to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the country is largely split along partisan lines, and legislation is not forthcoming.

NPR

A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone

In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.