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The Resource 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)

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)

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Gerrymandering in America : the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the future of popular sovereignty
Title
Gerrymandering in America
Title remainder
the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the future of popular sovereignty
Statement of 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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eng
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
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McGann, Anthony J
Dewey number
342.73/053
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4905
LC item number
.M29 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1961-
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  • Smith, Charles Anthony
  • Latner, Michael
  • Keena, Alex
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  • Jubelirer, Robert C.
  • United States
  • Jubelirer, Robert C.
  • United States
  • Apportionment (Election law)
  • Gerrymandering
  • Election districts
  • Apportionment (Election law)
  • Election districts
  • Gerrymandering
  • Trials
  • United States
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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)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn933386058
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 261 pages
Isbn
9781107143258
Lccn
2015039157
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn933386058
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 261 pages
Isbn
9781107143258
Lccn
2015039157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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