Michael Li, in
, on the census, citizenship, and representation.
Related: the Council on
gets in on the discussion too.
cites Gill v. Whitford
challengers’ standing to contest the requirement
candidates win both a majority of the state and a majority of state house
And the Court’s refusal to recognize that redistricting
… Continue reading
Thomas Berry makes the case that it does
, in Yale’s Notice & Comment administrative law blog.
He’s promised more on enforcing that reading tomorrow, with a hint of a note of caution.
One note: whether the basic argument is… Continue reading
has a story about a lawsuit challenging the requirement for winning
statewide office that candidates win both a majority of the popular vote and
a plurality of the vote in the majority of Mississippi state house districts.
has started up in Florida
over the law automatically placing candidates of
the governor’s party in the first position of the ballot. I’ve been watching this case pretty closely;
it’s a really interesting test of the prevailing constitutional doctrine… Continue reading
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
Available on SSRN
. From the abstract:
Litigants seeking to lift burdens on the right to vote and judges adjudicating these claims have an unremarkable problem—what is the benchmark for measuring the nature of these burdens? Legal theories abound for… Continue reading
, Rick noted the 5th Circuit’s opinion
on Texas’s voter ID law. I agree with much of his critique of the court’s resolution of the section 3(c) preclearance issue.
In my post on the Texas redistricting cases
earlier… Continue reading
Yesterday, as this blog noted
, Governor Cooper filed his brief in his effort to block the last-minute changes the North Carolina legislature made to abolish the existing state board of elections and replace it with a newly configured one.… Continue reading
From APSA’s Law and Courts Section
, featuring short papers by J.H. Snider, Sandy Levinson, John Dinan, and Carol Weissert. Here’s a description:
When analyzing the consequences of elections for the development of the U.S. Constitution, scholars concentrate on elections… Continue reading
(with Joey Fishkin, University of Texas Law School)
Bob Bauer just offered a thoughtful and engaging commentary
on our work
and a new report
by the Brennan Center, both focused on the relationship between the political parties and campaign finance.… Continue reading
With Joey Fishkin, University of Texas Law School
The Brennan Center has just released a new report
on the future of campaign finance. There are going to be a lot of reports like these during the next few years as… Continue reading