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Gerrymandering in America : the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the future of popular sovereignty

Author: Anthony J McGann; Charles Anthony Smith; Michael Latner; Alex Keena
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2016
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Robert C Jubelirer; Robert C Jubelirer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J McGann; Charles Anthony Smith; Michael Latner; Alex Keena
ISBN: 9781107143258 110714325X 9781316507674 131650767X
OCLC Number: 933386058
Description: vi, 261 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: 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).

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This book will appeal to anyone interested in elections, the Supreme Court, Congress, or equality grounded on the Constitution. When the Supreme Court decided partisan gerrymandering was beyond  Read more...

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'Under what circumstances can minorities defeat majorities in American democracy? Blending incisive legal analysis, with insights from social choice theory, McGann, Smith, Latner, and Keena explain Read more...

 
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