“Judicial Intervention as Judicial Restraint”

Guy-Uriel Charles and Luis Fuentes-Rohwer have a new piece forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, on partisan gerrymandering and justiciability: This paper examines the Court’s decision in Gil v. Whitford. It advances two claims. First, it provides a comprehensive account … Continue reading

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Breaking: Common Cause, League of Women Voters, and NC Democratic Party Oppose Redrawing North Carolina Congressional Districts for 2018, All But Assuring It Won’t Happen

Got to give a lot of credit to these groups for making this conclusion, given the national stakes of fixing the partisan gerrymander in North Carolina’s congressional districts: The Court asked the parties to “file briefs addressing whether [it] should … Continue reading

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Should the Three Judge Court Order Ranked Choice Voting for 2018 in North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case?

David Daley: It’s a necessary step if North Carolina wants a congressional delegation that reflects the state’s closely divided nature. Without this action, it would be easy for Republicans to exploit the slow-moving legal process, appeal to the U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Divided Three Judge Court Holds North Carolina Congressional Redistricting an Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymander, Considers New Districts for 2018 Elections

In a case with potentially national implications both short term and long, a three judge district court in North Carolina has held that the congressional redistricting plan—put in place after North Carolina’s districts last time were found to be a … Continue reading

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“Do-It-Yourself Legislative Redistricting; A Michigan ballot initiative points the way to reforming gerrymandering, one of the most anti-democratic practices in American politics” (with note from Ron Klain)

NYT editorial. Nice @nytopinion piece on redistricting commissions, BUT…. They were ruled as constitutional by a 5-4 SCOTUS vote in 2015. One of the 5 was Justice Kennedy. Will the law change if Kavanaugh is confirmed?https://t.co/OShiRHNlJ9 — Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) … Continue reading

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Breaking: Supreme Court affirms without opinion lower court order rejecting partisan gerrymandering claim in North Carolina

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms without opinion lower court order rejecting partisan gerrrymandering claim in North Carolina https://t.co/GDhucsNWGM But two other cases remain pending and will work their way back to Court next term. This is somewhat of a surprise /1 … Continue reading

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