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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
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 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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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
McGann, Anthony J.
Gerrymandering in America.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
vi, 261 Seiten
Named Person: Robert C Jubelirer; Robert C Jubelirer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J McGann; Charles Anthony Smith
ISBN: 9781107143258 110714325X 9781316507674 131650767X 9781316534342 1316534340
OCLC Number: 959284561
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: 1. The unnoticed revolution; 2. The jurisprudence of districting; 3. Measuring partisan bias; 4. Geographic explanations for partisan bias; 5. Political explanations of partisan bias; 6. The constitutional implications of Vieth; 7. Answering Justice Scalia's challenge to equality: does equal protection imply majority rule?; 8. Conclusion: Vieth, majority rule, and one person, one vote.
Responsibility: Anthony J. McGann, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow ; Charles Anthony Smith, University of California-Irvine ; Michael Latner, California Polytechnic State University ; 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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