“Campaign Legal Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice File Lawsuit Over North Carolina’s Partisan Gerrymandered Congressional Districts”

Release: The Campaign Legal Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice filed a complaint today on behalf of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and numerous individual voters, arguing that North Carolina’s 2016 congressional redistricting plan violates … 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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