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In its latest decision, the Supreme Court has got it wrong when it says that partisan gerrymandering only hurts voters in specific districts

Keena, Alex, Latner, Michael, McGann, Anthony J. and Smith, Charles Anthony (2018) In its latest decision, the Supreme Court has got it wrong when it says that partisan gerrymandering only hurts voters in specific districts. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Jun 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Last week, the US Supreme Court sent gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin, Maryland and North Carolina back to their respective states' courts, with the unanimous opinion that state political parties could not prove that they were harmed by the gerrymandering of individual legislative districts. Alex Keena, Michael Latner, Anthony J. McGann and Charles Anthony Smith argue that the Supreme Court is wrong: gerrymandering in these states means that the majority are often not represented, which is a violation of those individuals’ political equality, whether or not they live in one of the districts in question.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/06/27/in-its...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 15:03
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90686

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