I am happy to inform you that the AALS Section on Election Law has selected Gerrymandering and the Constitutional Norm Against Government Partisanship by Michael Kang (Emory) as the Best Election Law Paper of 2017. We received a lot of submissions, and the contest demonstrated that the Section has scholars who are brilliant and doing cutting edge work. The Section would like to thank our very distinguished panel of judges—Ellen Katz, Guy Charles, and Sam Issacharoff—for their hard work in making this selection. It was a very difficult choice, and Michael should be commended for writing such an amazing piece.The Section will present Michael with an award at our meeting on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 10:30-12:15. We will also be doing a panel on the 25th Anniversary of Shaw v. Reno. If you will be at AALS this year, I sincerely hope that you can make it!
Michael’s paper is excellent! Go read it.