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We have a standard for judging partisan gerrymandering. The Supreme Court should use it.

Academics / Political Science : Washington Post: Monkey Cage

In his farewell address to the nation, then-President Barack Obama called for an end to partisan gerrymandering, saying that congressional districts should be drawn “to cater to common sense and not rigid extremes.” After his presid...

Wisconsin Files #SCOTUS Notice of Appeal in Partisan Gerrymandering Case, Triggering Likely High Court Review Next Term

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

This is a big deal. (Background on why the Court will likely hear the case on the merits.) Will Justice Kennedy agree to police partisan gerrymandering as his parting gift from SCOTUS? … Continue reading ?

Lots of Amicus Briefs in Gill v. Whitford, the WI Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

Via the Brennan Center, here are a number of interesting amicus briefs filed today supporting the challengers to Wisconsin’s redistricting (there are still more briefs coming): Heather K. Gerken, Jonathan N. Katz, Gary King, Larry J...

“Make Democracy Count: The Harmful Impact of Partisan Gerrymandering on Voters and Our Democracy”

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

Release: The Campaign Legal Center, which is litigating the landmark case Whitford v. Gill to end partisan gerrymandering, today released a report, Make Democracy Count: Ending Partisan Gerrymandering. The report highlights the impa...

“‘Pivotal Moment’ for Democrats? Gerrymandering Heads to Supreme Court”

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

Michael Wines on the Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case heading to SCOTUS. … Continue reading ?

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