In 2004, Justice Anthony Kennedy broke a 4-4 tie in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Viedith v. Jubelierez. The case involved a redistricting plan completed after the 2000 U.S. census and approved by the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania state legislature. In his separate, and ultimately, deciding, concurrent decision, Kennedy said that the Supreme Court […]
A federal court recently ruled that Wisconsin’s legislative map, drawn in 2011, was unconstitutional and created to favor the Republican party. Both sides in the lawsuit are awaiting word on whether the maps are to be redrawn immediately or if an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court will come first. Former state senator Tim Cullen […]
Just a few weeks ago, a federal court found Wisconsin’s redistricting map to be unconstitutionally partisan gerrymandered. Today, Carousel is joined by Douglas M. Poland, one of the lead attorneys in the case; Sachin Chheda, Director of the Fair Elections Project; and Wendy Sue Johnson, one of the plaintiffs in the case.
If you hold an elected position, how do you keep your job? Gerrymander the voting districts, of course. Recent statistics show how Republicans have kept control of the state politics, while not getting a majority of votes, and Senior Counsel of the Brennan Center, Michael Li, talks about recent and upcoming court challenges to political […]