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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.

Tags: Redistricting

3 Comments so far ↓

  • LondonYoung

    Question on finding partisan gerrrymandering unconstitutional – does it depend on mathematical arguments, or does it depend on which party controls 5 votes on the supreme court?

    • Sam Wang

      Five votes. Based on constraints from past decisions, simple statistical arguments would thread the needle nicely, and perhaps be cited when that fifth vote writes the decision.

    • LondonYoung

      Got it – thus the focus on J. Kennedy …

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