Redistricting Principles for the Twenty-First Century


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


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. 


See also: GIS, Open Government
Last updated on 03/22/2015