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May 31st, 2018, 12:00pm by Sam Wang

We are engaged in nonpartisan analysis to help understand the causes of partisan gerrymandering, and develop tools to fix it through court action and through citizen-led reform efforts. For example, our amicus brief in one of this year’s Supreme Court cases may be useful to the Court as they write their decision – and, depending on that ruling, to lower courts as the decision is implemented.

To learn more about our analysis, which meets legal constraints set in place by the Court (and even addresses objections by conservatives such as Justice Samuel Alito), read our amicus brief or watch our great explainer video. For a deep dive into why partisan gerrymandering has soared, see our piece in The American Prospect.

We’re also taking the analysis to a local level. No matter how the Supreme Court rules, legislative action in individual states such as Michigan and Virginia can establish procedures and limits in ways that a federal judicial standard cannot. However, understanding the connection between proposed laws and actual outcomes will require careful analysis.

If you are interested in supporting this research project, you can make a gift onlineIMPORTANT: In the special instructions field, paste the following: “S. Wang research on gerrymandering (PN0019) Account 24400-B0996-FA508”. Thank you!

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