The Nebraska Legislature redistricted the 2nd Congressional District after the 2010 Census numbers were released last year.
Paul Landow, Professor of Political Science at UNO, says the Legislature flip flopped Sarpy County voters.
He says formerly the Eastern part of South Sarpy County, which had more Democrats, was part of the 2nd Congressional District. The Western part of that county held more Republicans and was part of the 1st Congressional District.
On Monday the US Supreme Court threw out three of the four sections of Arizona’s state-level immigration policy.
Darcy Tromanhauser, Director of Nebraska Appleseed’s Immigrant Program, says the 4th section, which requires police to check the citizenship status for any person lawfully stopped, detained or arrested, is still subject to civil rights questions that are coming up through the courts.