Maryland’s 6th Congressional District is Unconstitutional; Map Must Be Redrawn for 2020

A three-judge federal court panel ruled Wednesday that the state unconstitutionally drew the boundary lines for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District to benefit Democrats, and banned the map from being used in future elections.

Because the congressional maps are interconnected, the decision effectively requires the state to alter more than just the 6th District’s outline — and sets a four-month deadline for making the changes.