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.

 

NPR

'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.
NPR

Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow'

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.
NPR

Netanyahu To Preview Speech To Congress Before AIPAC Conference

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C, where he is expected to give a contentious speech before Congress on Tuesday. He appears before a powerful pro-Israeli lobby on Monday.
NPR

A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: What color is it?

Leave a Comment

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