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Author McGann, Anthony J., author.

Title Gerrymandering in America : the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the future of popular sovereignty / Anthony J. McGann (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow); Charles Anthony Smith (University of California-Irvine); Michael Latner (California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo); Alex Keena (University of California-Irvine).

Publication Info. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  KF4905 .M29 2016    AVAILABLE
Description vi, 261 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index.
Contents The unnoticed revolution -- The jurisprudence of districting -- Measuring partisan bias -- Geographic explanations for partisan bias -- Political explanations of partisan bias -- Constitutional implications of Vieth : the revenge of the Anti-Federalists -- Answering Justice Scalia's challenge to equality : does equal protection imply majority rule? -- Conclusion : Vieth, majority rule, and one person, one vote -- Postscript, July 2015 : the House of Representatives and the 2014 election litigation.
Summary This book considers the political and constitutional consequences of Vieth v. Jubelirer (2004), where the Supreme Court held that partisan gerrymandering challenges could no longer be adjudicated by the courts. Through a rigorous scientific analysis of US House district maps, the authors argue that partisan bias increased dramatically in the 2010 redistricting round after the Vieth decision, both at the national and state level. From a constitutional perspective, unrestrained partisan gerrymandering poses a critical threat to a central pillar of American democracy, popular sovereignty. State legislatures now effectively determine the political composition of the US House. The book answers the Court's challenge to find a new standard for gerrymandering that is both constitutionally grounded and legally manageable. It argues that the scientifically rigorous partisan symmetry measure is an appropriate legal standard for partisan gerrymandering, as it logically implies the constitutional right to individual equality and can be practically applied.
Subject Jubelirer, Robert C. (Robert Carl), 1937- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Jubelirer, Robert C. (Robert Carl), 1937- (OCoLC)fst01926402
United States. Congress. House.
United States. Congress. House. (OCoLC)fst00536930
Apportionment (Election law) -- United States.
Gerrymandering -- United States.
Election districts -- United States.
Apportionment (Election law) (OCoLC)fst00811773
Election districts. (OCoLC)fst00904291
Gerrymandering. (OCoLC)fst00942249
Trials. (OCoLC)fst01156290
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Smith, Charles Anthony, 1961- author.
Latner, Michael, author.
Keena, Alex, author.
ISBN 9781107143258 (hardback)
110714325X (hardback)
9781316507674 (paperback)
131650767X (paperback)
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