On February 17, 1964, the United States Supreme
Court ruled in Wesberry
v. Sanders that congressional districts within
each state had to be roughly equal in population.
Learn more about Congressional redistricting from the Center for Voting and Democracy.
On February 17, 2008 the Assembly of Kosovo
declared independence from Serbia. While Serbia denounced the
declaration as illegal, the international community has remained
divided on this issue. Several nations including the United States,
United Kingdom, France, Taiwan, and Turkey have recognized Kosovar
independence, but others such as Russia maintain that the
declaration violates international law. The majority of countries
and international organizations, including the United Nations, have
yet to take a position on the legality of Kosovar
The Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo went into effect on June 15, 2008. Read the Kosovo Declaration of Independence and a timeline of the Kosovar independence movement.