Political Gerrymandering and the Courts

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-06-01
  • Publisher: Algora Pub

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"Specialists in election law and politics will want to buy and absorb this book. I know of no better survey of the meaning and intention of the Court in Bandemer and the constitutional terrain it has shaped for redistricting in the 90s." - The Law and Politics Review

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Authorsp. xi
About the Editorp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Unresolved Issues in Partisan Gerrymandering LItigationp. 3
The Unfinished Reapportionment Revolutionp. 11
What Does Bandemer Mean?p. 27
Toward A Coherent Theory of Gerrymandering: Bandemer and Thornburgp. 29
Notesp. 58
Notesp. 62
Bandemer's Gap: Gerrymandering and Equal Protectionp. 64
Addendum: Response to Grofmanp. 97
Addendum: Response to Grofmanp. 103
Perspectives on Davis V. Bandemer: VIews of the Practitioner, Theorist, and Reformerp. 117
Notesp. 141
How to Measure Partisan Gerrymanderingp. 143
Establishing A Statewide Electoral Effects Baselinep. 145
Notesp. 166
The Swing Ratio as A Measure of Partisan Gerrymanderingp. 171
Detecting Gerrymanderingp. 178
Notesp. 202
The "Totality of Circumstances" Approachp. 203
A Geographer's Perspectivep. 212
Partisan Gerrymandering: A Political Problem Without Judicial Solutionp. 240
Applications: Indianap. 253
Compactness and the 1980s Districts in the Indiana State House: Evidence of Political Gerrymandering?p. 255
Majority-Win Percentages: An Approach to the Votes-Seats Relationship in Light of Davis V. Bandemerp. 266
Applications: Californiap. 279
Comparing the Compactness of California Congressional Districts Under Three Different Plans: 1980, 1982, and 1984p. 281
Determining the Predictability of Partisan Voting Patterns in California Elections, 1978-1984p. 289
Lessons from the 1973 California Masters' Planp. 296
References/Author Indexp. 318
Referencesp. 319
Indexp. 331
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