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House Hardball, part 2

Nick Stephanopoulos makes some fair points in response to my post on whether, in the absence of a new Act of Congress, the House can or should refuse to seat winning candidates solely on the ground that their districts were gerrymandered by state law.  I remain extremely dubious about the idea based on rule-of-law or electoral democracy values, but I don’t want to get into an extended debate on those issues here.  Rather, I want only to follow up a bit more on whether this hardball tactic would even work according to its own objectives.  In doing this, I hope to keep an open mind on the point and be willing to consider new information and analysis.  I invite others, especially those with expertise in House procedure, to weigh in.  Meanwhile, here’s how I see this issue.

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