“New Report Highlights Arizona as a Model for Redistricting Reform Nationwide”

Ash Center: Today, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a research center at Harvard Kennedy School released “The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: One State’s Model for Gerrymandering Reform,” a new report detailing the lessons learned from Arizona’s innovative … Continue reading

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“Neil Gorsuch’s Bad-Faith Ploy to Save Partisan Gerrymandering and Doom American Democracy”

Mark Joseph Stern for Slate: As Talking Points Memo’s Tierney Sneed has observed, Gorsuch’s question effectively weaponizes redistricting reform as an argument againstfederal court intervention. His solution—let the people solve the problem—is absurd for at least two reasons: The court may … Continue reading

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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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