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First Circuit, Relying on Evenwel, Rejects “Prison Gerrymandering” Claim

You can find the unanimous 1st Circuit opinion at this link. Here is a statement from Demos.  From the opinion: It is true that Evenwel did not decide the precise question before us. Nevertheless, we hold that its methodology and logic compel us … Continue reading ?
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