Redistricting Principles for the Twenty-First Century

Citation:

Altman M, McDonald MP. Redistricting Principles for the Twenty-First Century. Case-Western Law Review [Internet]. 2012;62 :1–26.

Abstract:

Baker v. Carr’s elevation of new population equality criteria for redistricting over old geographic-based criteria reflected an evolution in how the courts and society understood the principles of representation. Twenty-first century principles of redistricting should reflect modern understandings of representation and good government—and also reflect the new opportunities and constraints made possible through advancing technology and data collection. 

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See also: GIS, Open Government
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