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  • Judging the maps: How we did it

    Chris Satullo | January 21st, 2019

    Justin Villere, DTL's chief of staff, hard at work evaluating maps

    Justin Villere, DTL chief of staff, hard at work evaluating maps
  • ICYMI: Maryland backs citizen mapping as U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear cases

    Don Henry | January 7th, 2019

    As the Supreme Court becomes more conservative, some fear that key weapons in the fight for fairer districts could be struck down.

  • ICYMI: DTL in the news and the 'empire' strikes back

    Chris Satullo | January 2nd, 2019

    In several state capitols, elected officials continue to try to thwart or undo redistricting reforms that voters just approved.

    The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City | Image Credit: Associated Press
  • ICYMI: Bipartisan ire foils N.J. Dems' gerrymandering scheme

    Chris Satullo | December 18th, 2018

    A grassroots uprising by both red and blue sources made Trenton power brokers back off a distinctly partisan redistricting "reform."

    The New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton
  • Maps are in; judges now begin weighing which ones are the best

    Chris Satullo | December 15th, 2018

    Image Credit: DTL Staff
  • The Mapper's Tale: Eric Stahl of Washington, D.C.

    Chris Satullo | December 13th, 2018

    When Eric Stahl of Washington, D.C., sat down with DistrictBuilder to create his DTL map, he already knew a bunch about redistricting. But he still faced some surprisingly hard choices as he tried to craft a map that favored the compactness goal.

    Eric Stahl
  • ICYMI: That didn't take long; partisan squabbling over new redistricting panel begins

    Chris Satullo | December 5th, 2018

    Last Wednesday, Gov. Wolf named David Thornburgh, CEO of the Committee of Seventy and leader of Draw the Lines PA, to head a new advisory panel tasked with suggesting redistricting reforms. The commission is already caught in a partisan crossfire, as Republican leaders take aim.

    Photo: David Thornburgh
    David Thornburgh | Image Credit: DTL Staff