“Race or Party, Party as Race, or Party All the Time: Three Uneasy Approaches to Conjoined Polarization In Redistricting and Voting Cases”

I have posted this draft on SSRN, for the forthcoming symposium on Redistricting after 2020 at William and Mary.  I think this piece brings together a lot of my thinking (and others’ thinking) on the “race or party” question in … Continue reading

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Breaking: Three-Judge Court Issues Order on Remedy in WI Partisan Gerrymandering Case, Teeing Up Issue for #SCOTUS Review

The three-judge court considering the Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case, Whitford v. Nichols, has issued this remedial order in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case. It requires the Wisconsin legislature to pass a new plan remedying the partisan gerrymandering found by the court … Continue reading

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Sen. Sessions Noncommittal on DOJ Position on Texas and North Carolina Voting Cases; Agrees to Enforce VRA Section 2

Written questions from Sen. Leahy and Sen. Sessions’ answer in connection with his nomination as AG: 21. You claim to be a champion of the Voting Rights Act because you voted for VRA’s reauthorization in 2006. But aside from this … Continue reading

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In Opinion by #SCOTUS Shortlister J. Pryor, Court Strikes 12 Alabama Districts as Racial Gerrymanders, Partial Dissent by Judge Thompson

In a 457 page opinion (including appendices) by Trump #SCOTUS shortlister William Pryor, a three-judge federal district court in the Alabama racial gerrymandering case has struck down 12 challenged Alabama districts as unconstitutional. Judge Myron Thompson, in a separate 120-page … Continue reading

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