Court Blocks Partisan, Racially-tinged Gerrymandering in Greensboro, NC
April 4, 2017
In a massive win for Greensboro, N.C. and its voters, a federal judge ruled Monday that city council districts drawn by the North Carolina state legislature in 2015 unconstitutionally discriminated against African-Americans and Democratic Party voters.
Book Review: Ratf**ked, The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy, By David Daley
February 14, 2017
Ratf**ked reveals a broken American election system. It is one that is far from the ideal of a well-functioning democracy in which leaders promote policies they assert will broadly and wisely benefit our entire citizenry with the goal of persuading as many citizens as possible to vote for them.
Wisconsin Court Orders Lawmakers to Redraw Gerrymandered Districts
January 27, 2017
A federal court in Wisconsin ruled today that state lawmakers must submit a new map of assembly districts by Nov. 1.
Gerrymander Gazette | January 2017
January 16, 2017
Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) will host a national conference on redistricting reform that will bring together academics, litigators, and activists from around the country to discuss strategies for ending the manipulation of legislative districts for political advantage. The conference will take place March 2-3 in Durham, North Carolina at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
Gerrymander Gazette - November 2016
November 28, 2016
For the first time in the history of the United States, a court has ruled that partisan gerrymandering violates the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge federal district court panel in Whitford v. Gill held that Wisconsin State Assembly districts drawn by the Wisconsin Legislature.