Cranston, Rhode Island – A federal appeals court has temporarily halted a lower court decision and order to redraw the city’s legislative boundaries pending an appellate hearing. A U.S. District Court had found that the Cranston city ward map violated… Read More ›
The first round of media, academia and policy wonks have weighed in on the somewhat surprising unanimous decision by the Supreme Court this week in the much anticipated equal population case Evenwel v. Abbott. Here is the News Analysis Round-up:… Read More ›
Wash. DC – The Supreme Court just released its opinion in Evenwel v. Abott, a challenge to redistricting based on “total population” versus eligible or registered voters. Read the pre-decision discussion here. Redistricting expert Nathaniel Persily’s brief is here. Listen to… Read More ›
Victoria Bassetti, writing for Brennan Center in this article titled “Supreme Court Redistricting Case Is New Front in Voting Wars,” speaks eloquently about the dangerous thinking behind the Evenwel case now before the U.S. Supreme Court. If the powers that… Read More ›
On December 8, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v. Abbott, on the concept of “one person, one vote” and whether states could consider total population or the number of eligible voters when redrawing legislative districts…. Read More ›
Vice President of litigation at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Nina Perales writes this article in the Washington Post’s “In Theory” series urging the Supreme Court to maintain total population as an acceptable standard for drawing political… Read More ›
Demographer and redistricting consultant Peter A. Morrison writes this article in the Washington Post’s “In Theory” segment urging the Supreme Court to require political districts be drawn so that “eligible voters” are equally distributed across them as opposed to the general population.