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Entries from April 25th, 2018

Tea Leaves on Partisan Gerrymandering

April 25th, 2018, 11:37am by Sam Wang

Update: At Election Law Blog, Rick Pildes of NYU points out slightly different tea leaves. In his reading, Kennedy got stuck writing two October opinions because he had to pick up pieces left by a failed Gorsuch opinion. Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a racial gerrymandering case, Abbott v. Perez. That’s a […]

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Tags: Redistricting · Supreme Court

One last gerrymandering case…Abbott v. Perez in Texas

April 23rd, 2018, 11:16am by Sam Wang

This week, the Supreme Court hears one last case on gerrymandering for the term. This one’s a racial-gerrymandering case, Abbott v. Perez. The history of the case is long and tortured – see Ian Millhiser’s summary. Also, here’s great coverage from Alexa Ura at the Texas Tribune. This case is in a separate category than […]

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Tags: Redistricting

At the Harvard Law Review Blog

April 11th, 2018, 8:19pm by Sam Wang

Are the Justices struggling with the many partisan #gerrymandering tests? Are you? @SamWangPhD of @Princeton helps us all out, on #HLRBlog: “An Antidote for Gobbledygook: Organizing the Judge’s Partisan Gerrymandering Toolkit into a Two-Part Framework” https://t.co/iZN381X3CO pic.twitter.com/6la2v5KZXC — Harvard Law Review (@HarvLRev) April 11, 2018 At the Harvard Law Review Blog, I lay out a […]

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Tags: Redistricting

An Antidote for Gobbledygook: Organizing The Judge’s Partisan-Gerrymandering Toolkit

April 7th, 2018, 3:04am by Sam Wang

The Supreme Court appears to be at loggerheads in its search for a single standard for partisan gerrymandering. Here, Sam Wang and Brian Remlinger collect the many statistical standards into a single toolkit. Basically, all the tests fit into two categories: inequality of opportunity and durable outcomes. Read our working draft, which we have uploaded as […]

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Tags: Redistricting