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Racial and Partisan Gerrymandering: New Approaches for the Next Decade?

Fri, September 1, 8:00 to 9:30am, Westin St. Francis, Yorkshire

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The Supreme Court in the last few years surprisingly revived racial gerrymandering claims begun in the Supreme Court’s 1993 decision in Shaw v. Reno. It also will have the opportunity in the next few years to reconsider whether to start policing redistricting plans as partisan gerrymanders. As the new round of redistricting approaches and as the Supreme Court personnel begins to change, what are the contours of the judicial review of line drawing. Do racial and partisan gerrymandering claims present manageable standards? Is judicial intervention warranted and likely to lead to improved outcomes along accepted metrics?

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