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Gerrymandering: Beyond the Partisan Divide

By Elliott Gluck Associate Editor, Volume 23 Pennsylvania has a long history of a fierce partisan political divisions, due in part to its extremely diverse electorate, geography, and economy.[1] This divide results in massive campaign spending each election cycle and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Considers Limits of Racial Gerrymandering

By Marcus Baldori Associate Editor, Vol. 22 In the coming months, the Supreme Court is expected to clarify its stance on the legal boundaries of racial gerrymandering. In December 2016 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State … Continue reading

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Court strikes down Virginia discriminatory congressional map

A federal court in Virginia struck down the state’s congressional map on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. The panel found that the state legislature’s decision to pack African Americans into the 3rd Congressional District, a district controlled by Democrats, was unconstitutional … Continue reading

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