“Opinion: Three ways Congress can muscle-up to your voting rights”

Michael Golden and Larry Lessig in the Chicago Sun-Times: Fortunately, some in Congress are working toward a solution. Just before the national conventions, the House Democratic leadership announced its “By The People” (BTP) legislative package. These reforms, backed by 187 … Continue reading

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“Common Cause Announces Winners of National Contest to End Gerrymandering”

Release: Three academics with fresh ideas to identify and analyze how politicians draw legislative boundaries for political advantage have been declared the winners of Common Cause’s second annual Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition. 1st Place: Wendy Tam Cho and Yan Y. Liu of the University of Illinois … Continue reading

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“Using the Voting Rights Act to Discriminate: Gerrymanders, Two Racial Quotas, Safe Harbors, Shields, and Inoculations to Undermine Multiracial Coalitions and North Carolina’s Use of Racial Black Political Power”

Michael Curtis has posted this draft on SSRN (Wake Forest Law Review). Here is the abstract: This Article focuses on new developments in the ongoing saga of North Carolina’s 2011 state legislative and congressional reapportionment and gerrymander. The earlier article … Continue reading

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Breaking: Unanimous Supreme Court Dismisses Va. Racial Gerrymandering Case on Standing Grounds, Making No New Voting Law

The Supreme Court has decided Wittman v. Personhuballah, ruling against members of Congress on standing grounds. The lower court found that the congressional plan was an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, and the members of Congress challenged this holding. In a short … Continue reading

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