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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