Issacharoff and Grossman: ACLU: Partisan Gerrymandering Undermines the Integrity of Elections, Violates Right to Cast a Meaningful Ballot

The following is a guest post from Sam Issacharoff and Perry Grossman who worked on this amicus brief in the Whitford case: In his concurrence in Vieth v. Jubilirer, Justice Kennedy suggested that the First Amendment provides a “sounder and more … Continue reading

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ELB Podcast Episode 18. Eric McGhee and Nick Stephanopoulos: Whitford, the Efficiency Gap, and the Future of Partisan Gerrymandering

Is the Supreme Court ready to finally rein in partisan gerrymandering? Can social science give us a manageable standard to decide when there’s too much politics in redistricting? Is the “efficiency gap” Justice Kennedy’s holy grail? On Episode 18 of … Continue reading

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Breaking: 3-Judge Court Issues Latest Order in Texas Redistricting Case (Congressional Seats), Finding Continued Intentional Racial Discrimination

You can find the court’s 107-page order here. From the conclusion: In Part II, the Court concludes that the racially discriminatory intent and effects that it previously found in the 2011 plans carry over into the 2013 plans where those … Continue reading

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