Analysis: Supreme Court Looks to Endanger Citizen Redistricting Commissions and MORE

I have now had a chance to review the transcript in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and the news is not good. It appears that the conservative Justices may be ready to hold that citizen redistricting commissions which have … Continue reading

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Podcast with Michael Morley on Arizona Redistricting Case

Northwestern University Law Review Online is pleased to announce its publication of a podcast with Professor Michael Morley discussing his recent essay, The Intratextual Independent “Legislature” and the Elections Clause.    In the essay, Professor Michael Morley assesses the Constitution’s Elections … Continue reading

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“The Intratextual Independent ‘Legislature’ and the Elections Clause”

Northwestern University Law Review Online is pleased to announce its publication of Professor Michael Morley’s most recent essay, The Intratextual Independent “Legislature” and the Elections Clause. In the essay, Professor Michael Morley assesses the Constitution’s Elections Clause and how the Supreme Court might interpret the clause in Arizona State Legislature … Continue reading

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“In state Capitol, intransigence gives way to bipartisan deal-making”

Important report from Chris Megerian in the LAT.  What’s really interesting is that Chris does not mention either the top-two primary or citizen redistricting as connected to this new (perhaps temporary) period of bipartisan cooperation.  I’ve been skeptical of claims … Continue reading

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65 Ways to Improve Our Democracy

Today the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform rolled out its recommendations and report today on strengthening American democracy.   Academics are usually on the outside looking in for such processes, but I was lucky enough to serve as one … Continue reading

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“An In-Depth Report on California’s First-Ever Citizen Redistricting Commission – ‘When the People Draw the Lines'”

From the League of Women Voters: In the past decade, California voters have worked to increase their voice in the democratic process through passing laws that wrestled power from California legislators. Through Propositions 11 and 20, Californians took a stand … Continue reading

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“California and the Limits of Independent Redistricting Commissions with Winner-Take-All”

FairVote: Three months after the 2012 election, independent redistricting continues to gain attention as a panacea for American congressional elections. Making the case from the quantitative flank is Sam Wang, professor of neuroscience at Princeton and founder of the Princeton … Continue reading

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