Are Congressional Action, Voter-Established Redistricting Commissions, or State Courts Good Substitutes or Supplement for Federal Court Review of Partisan Gerrymanders?

At the recent oral argument in the partisan gerrymandering cases, both Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh raised the question whether partisan gerrymandering is a problem that could solve itself without federal court intervention. One possibility is through congressional action establishing state … Continue reading

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5th Circuit Panel Explains Earlier Rejection of Stay in Mississippi Redistricting Voting Rights Act Case; Judge Clement in Dissent Troublingly Refers to “Majority Minority” Panel Made Up 2 Democratic Appointed Judges

Judge Costa gives a long and scholarly explanation for the earlier denial of a stay in this order. Judge Clement gives a lengthy and scholarly reply. But this (h/t Steve Klepper) at the end of Judge Clement’s dissent is jarring: … Continue reading

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