Via email from The Rose Institute of State and Local Government, a nonprofit institute at Claremont McKenna College.
The Rose recently launched a new redistricting website that I think you might be interested in given the political writing featured on Blue Mass Group. It is the most comprehensive congressional redistricting site on the web right now and has redistricting information for all 50 states. Here are some of the features:
An interactive map of the United States that allows viewers to click on any state to find redistricting basics, such as which political party controls the process in 2011.
Every state page will have an interactive map of all of the districts in the state that will allow a visitor to “flyover” each district and view what it includes geographically.
State pages for every state that: list the number of congressional seats for that state in 2011; the current partisan breakdown of that state’s congressional delegation; an explanation of the type of redistricting process for that state; the state’s population change since 2000; 2008 presidential results for that state; and which party controls the state legislature and governor’s mansion.
Detailed overviews of congressional redistricting in every state that list the most up-to-date political and demographic information from the Census Bureau for every congressional district in the state. As the Census Bureau continues to release information from the 2010 Census, the site will be updated to include these numbers.
An introduction on redistricting and the history of redistricting.
A listing and explanation of major federal court cases that have involved congressional redistricting.
A live Twitter stream of all tweets involving congressional redistricting throughout the United States.
Here is the link: http://www.redistrictinginamer…