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allocate, distribute, or apportion anew

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39) However, population growth, shifts, and a reluctance of some state legislatures to reapportion voting districts and refusal to accord with the changes led to districts with highly unequal populations with the result that minority groups of voters were able to attain majoritarian control over the legislatures and congressional representatives.
The Legislature would create the districts, based on population, and reapportion them as needed.
One would subtract the number of votes obtained by a resigning lawmaker from the tally of the party and then reapportion the seats among the parties according to the new figure.
Where there is commitment to forward-looking partnership, history offers rivals a chance to reconsider their mutual debts and reapportion the guilt that complicates inter-group relations.
It produces data used to allocate about $200 billion yearly in federal financial assistance, reapportion the seats of the House of Representatives, and provide a profile of the nation's people to help guide policy decisions.
34) The "light at the end of the tunnel" began to shine in 1964 when the Civil Rights Act was passed and the Supreme Court required southern states to reapportion their electoral districts.
187) These modifications include directives to reapportion students resident in the state to their legal home address, to exclude non-resident military, and to include resident military at their legal residence.
From his creation of the community-college system, to his efforts to reapportion the legislature, to his passionate quest to improve race relations, he was the model of a selfless public servant.
liability to reapportion the costs that arise as a result of the
Like a face awkwardly lit from below, a badly lit room will look ugly, its proportions and tones distorted, whereas good lighting can reapportion space beautifully and to great effect,'' she says.
A number of state legislatures had failed to reapportion the districts for state legislative seats after population shifts had made some of those districts much more populous than others.
Collins was similarly unable to force the legislators to reapportion themselves, and when the federal courts finally compelled the reform, the imbalance was such that less than 13% of the population elected a majority of the legislators.
Now that we possess the advantages of living in a society in which Jim Crow is dead, legislatures must reapportion themselves, police must warn suspects of their rights, religious groups cannot directly receive government subsidies, and abortions are widely available to women who do not wish to bear children, it is seductively easy to complain that the Court should have left these issues to the politicians, that it went too far, or that (as political scientist Gerald Rosenberg has argued) these important social gains would have occurred anyway had the courts not entered the fray.
As to the geography, how to reapportion a land the size of one of the smaller American states with no natural internal frontiers presents an intractable problem when, to take one critical example, both Israel and the Palestinians are dependent on an aquifer that underlies the West Bank and parts of Israel, a water supply that has no respect for the tortured meanderings of the ancient cease-fire boundary enshrined as the "Green Line.
Census data are used to allocate more than $180 billion of federal funds, redistrict local, state, and legislative boundaries, reapportion congressional representatives, and gather demographic data--so the numbers matter.