Conference at Harvard November 8th: Gerrymandering, Redistricting, and American Democracy

Announcement via email: On November 8, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is holding a day-long conference on “Gerrymandering, Redistricting, and American Democracy”.  As the Supreme Court considers the most important case on political gerrymandering in a generation, join us … Continue reading

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With Justice Kennedy Seriously Considering Being the 5th Vote to Rein in Partisan Gerrymandering, The Chief Justice Worries About the Political Thicket

Before oral argument I explained that the vote in Gill v. Whitford is likely to come down to Justice Kennedy, with the Court’s four liberal Justices voting to rein in partisan gerrymandering and the four conservatives voting against it. From today’s … Continue reading

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“Litigating the Line Between Past and Present; The Supreme Court is about to take up another blockbuster voting rights case. At its core is a struggle over the limits of history.”

Sara Mayeux for Bunk History: How past is the past? That quandary, among the definitional puzzles of the human condition, is also the crux of the voting rights battles currently rending statehouses and federal courts around the country. Election law … Continue reading

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