Recommended Titles and Treatises

Realist's guide to redistricting: avoiding the legal pitfalls

by Gerald Hebert. American Bar Association. 2nd edition. 2010.
89 pages.

In this brief title, the authors seek to provide a realistic view of the redistricting process—realistic in that it takes into account that a state's districting plans will not go unchallenged while, at the same time, the lower courts are "all over the map." Given the legal issues Texas is facing regarding redistricting, this is a great read for anyone who would like to learn more about what factors are at play. The authors begin by looking at how populations are measured and what Constitutional limits exist on gerrymandering before moving on to more in-depth treatments of the Voting Rights Act (sections 2 and 5).

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