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Entries from July 19th, 2017

Partisan gerrymandering case to be argued before Supreme Court on October 3rd

July 19th, 2017, 2:22pm by Sam Wang

Just in: oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford will take place at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 3rd. It’s the second day of the fall term. More big cases in October sitting — travel ban, gerrymandering, arbitration, immigration detention, ATS — than in all of last term pic.twitter.com/71dmkBfwvh — Adam Liptak (@adamliptak) July 19, 2017

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Tags: Redistricting

Partisan Gerrymandering Across the 50 States

July 16th, 2017, 8:49am by Sam Wang

Note: I’ll pretty this up later. In the meantime, the files are available for you to download and inspect at the end of this post. Over at the Associated Press, reporter David Lieb has published a new, in-depth analysis of the effects of gerrymandering in the 2016 Congressional and statehouse elections. The analysis found that [...]

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Benjamin Wittes on Politics & Polls

July 13th, 2017, 4:52pm by Sam Wang

Benjamin Wittes of Lawfare joined Julian Zelizer and me today on Politics & Polls. He gave us an unsparing look at potential crimes & what the Trump-Russia scandal looks like to the national-security community. Listen: http://wws.princeton.edu/news-and-events/news/item/politics-polls-51-trump-russia-story-benjamin-wittes

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