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Redistricting litigation

Clarke, Bruce

Redistricting litigation

an overview of legal, statistical, and case-management issues

by Clarke, Bruce

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Published by Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC (One Columbus Circle, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-8003) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Congress. House -- Election districts.,
    • Apportionment (Election law) -- United States.,
    • Election districts -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Also available via the J-Net. Address, as of Apr. 10, 2002: http://156.132.47.230:8081/public/pdf.nsf/lookup/Redistri.pdf/$file/Redistri.pdf.

      StatementBruce M. Clarke & Robert Timothy Reagan.
      ContributionsReagan, Robert Timothy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF4905.Z9 C53 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 71 p. :
      Number of Pages71
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3628618M
      LC Control Number2002418518
      OCLC/WorldCa49554867

        Pennsylvania Lawsuit Says House Redistricting Is Partisan Gerrymander. A lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania on Thursday challenges the state’s congressional-district map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Redistricting Litigation: "States may find it extremely difficult to avoid litigation flowing from decennial redistricting. On the one hand, States will risk violating the Voting Rights Act if they fail to create majority-minority districts. If they create those districts, however, they may open themselves to liability under Shaw and its progeny.".

      Lisa Marshall Manheim, Beyond Severability, Iowa L. Rev. (). Lisa Marshall Manheim, The Nudging Ballot? A Response to Professor Foley, 89 N.Y.U. Law Review Online (). Lisa Marshall Manheim, Redistricting Litigation and the Delegation of Democratic Design, 93 Boston U. L. Rev. ().   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In litigation over North Carolina’s legislative districts, Democrats and election reform advocates contend documents from a Republican redistricting expert show lawmakers misled judges about whether special elections should have been held in .

        Republicans sue to block Michigan redistricting commission. Federal lawsuit alleges the voter-approved redistricting commission unconstitutionally discriminates against Author: Jonathan Oosting. Redistricting takes place every ten years14 with the goal of "realign[ing] a legislative district's boundaries to reflect changes in population."15 Congressional redistricting must adhere to a strict "one person, one vote" requirement But even within this stricture, there is a risk that redistricting bodies will use impermissible criteria.


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Redistricting litigation by Clarke, Bruce Download PDF EPUB FB2

It meets the needs of local governments, citizen redistricting commissions, parties to litigation, and practitioners using Census data for political redistricting.

The book provides many examples of technical problems that analysts will encounter when applying these data, supplemented by extensive case studies illustrating these technical issues and how they can be addressed.5/5(2).

Get this from a library. Redistricting litigation: an overview of legal, statistical, and case-management issues. [Bruce Clarke; Robert Timothy Reagan]. This monograph is an excellent introduction to the field of redistricting litigation, and provides a wealth of links to underlying case law for further research.

Reviews User-contributed reviews. 6 Redistricting Litigation. in an equal protection case—that is, when a state asserts as a defense that its race-based decision making was justified by a compelling need to comply with section 2.

Thus, both section 2 and equal protection issues may arise in the same case. New York – Pulitzer prize-winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert and staff writer for the New Yorker, reviews this book: “ Ratf**ked,” detailing the Republican party’s Redistricting Majority Project or “REDMAP.” This was a strategic effort beginning decades ago to.

A few weeks later on Mafour other plaintiffs and I instituted an action in the federal district court to challenge the constitutionality of the North Carolina redistricting plan.

We contended that this racial gerrymander violated equal protection and other constitutional safeguards. Redistricting: Litigation common, current cycle unique in Wisconsin A federal court will soon decide Wisconsin's hot-button redistricting issue. Although redistricting litigation is common every 10 years, here and across the country, two distinct issues make this cycle's litigation.

This monograph consists of an overview of the law of redistricting, a summary of statistical techniques frequently used in redistricting litigation, and a discussion of some of the major case management challenges presented by such cases.

The legal overview focuses on Voting Rights Act, Equal Protection Clause, and one person-one vote cases. Discovery in Redistricting Cases. – The Voting Rights Act and Redistricting.

– The U.S. Census and Congressional Districts. – Q&A and How to Get Involved. All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $ On J the plaintiffs also filed a motion for preliminary injunction, requesting the court halt commission-related proceedings while litigation is pending.

On Aug the court allowed Voters Not Politicians, the group that sponsored the proposal to create the independent redistricting commission, to intervene as defendants.

Redistricting Litigation Common Cause v Lewis Summary - This provides a short, clear summary of the case that successfully challenged partisan gerrymandering under the NC Constitution. Summary of NC Redistricting Lawsuits - This document reviews the major lawsuits challenging racial and partisan gerrymandering from Pennsylvania Redistricting Lawsuit.

Pennsylvania’s congressional map had been labeled one of the top three starkest partisan gerrymanders in the country and the worst in Pennsylvania's history.

On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and individual voters from each of the 18 districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Brennan Center's solutions: independent redistricting commissions in every state and legal protections against extreme gerrymandering. Gerrymandering, the practice of drawing districts to favor one political party, skews election results, makes races less competitive, hurts communities of color, and thwarts the will of the voters.

Halesowen Chronicle Newspaper test Harlow Star Newspaper Books by Language Kidderminster Chronicle Newspaper Mk News Newspaper Additional Collections Featured movies All video latest This Just In Prelinger Archives Democracy Now. Litigation over matters of public importance is hardly unusual, and, as a result, it may not be clear why redistricting litigants should warrant special attention, particularly when many of the features of redistricting litigation have analogs in other litigation contexts.

Moreover, not all scholarship ignores redistricting. In gerrymandering, “cracking” and “packing” are tactics of drawing peculiarly shaped districts to capture the desired results. Currently redistricting litigation remains pending in eight states and just this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional map.

Bullock (Univ. of Georgia) provides a comprehensive description and analysis of redistricting and the factors that influence the 'most political activity in America.'.[B]oth scholars and laypeople would be well advised to use this work as the starting point for understanding the heated controversy of by: Outline of Redistricting Litigation the s A Project of the Redistricting Task Force of the National Conference of State Legislatures Case Summaries and State Contacts Cases in this outline include a hypertext link from the case citation to the summary page.

Clicking on the hypertext link will take you to the summary page. Books Dining NC and Texas might face more redistricting lawsuits than the other 48 states combined Lewis said North Carolina and Texas have more redistricting litigation than the other All About Redistricting presents the basic background and up-to-date developments on the redistricting process in every state.

All About Redistricting -- Litigation in the cycle PARDON OUR DUST!. Restricting Race-Conscious Redistricting. Daniel Tokaji. Only by giving just the right amount of consideration to race could states avoid litigation. That dilemma was eased in by another case out of North Carolina, and he has also authored various articles and book chapters on voting rights and democracy.

“One of the things we know for sure is, along with death and taxes, redistricting litigation every 10 years is a given,” said Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt said.

While talks are already underway for a day extension, President Donald Trump has said he wants even more time and has indicated he will ask for a “major” delay.”Author: Jeffrey Rodack.Former Attorney General Eric Holder insists that his redistricting lobbying and litigation shop merely wants to make maps less partisan.

Responding to our editorial last November on his court.