Hogan names panel to redraw Maryland’s 6th District, despite Frosh appeal of court order to fix gerrymandering

November 26, 2018 via The Baltimore Sun

Gov. Larry Hogan created an “emergency” commission on Monday to redraw the borders of Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, moving ahead on a new map despite state Attorney General Brian Frosh’s appeal of a federal ruling that ordered the redraft.

At a State House news conference, Hogan praised the ruling by a three-judge panel that Maryland violated the rights of district residents in 2011 when then-Gov. Martin O’Malley and legislative leaders, all Democrats, set out to “flip” the district from Republican to Democratic.

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