Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Gerrymandering isn't evil

Few aspects of American elections inspire as much hand-wringing as gerrymandering. Its “distorting effect” has “increasingly polarized our politics,” Elizabeth Drew writes in the New York Review of Books.
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Prison inmate forms super PAC

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Michael Morley on the SCOTUS AZ Redistricting Decision

Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of independent redistricting commissions to redraw congressional district lines, by a bare 5-4 majority, in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The Elections Clause of the U.S.
Source: Michael Morley on the SCOTUS AZ Redistricting Decision

Monday, June 29, 2015

Independent Commissions Win in Court - But What's Next?

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an assault on the power of the people to institute an independent redistricting commission to draw congressional districts.
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Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

Monday’s big election law news came from the Supreme Court’s penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona’s congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case.
Source: Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court