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Recall the several class discussions and readings on districting, gerrymandering and related issues. First, describe the major constitutional constraints, legal standards and social objectives for legislative districting. How serious a problem is gerrymandering for United States electoral politics? Your answer should describe the political effects of gerrymandering. It should also discuss how we know if a state is or is not gerrymandered. With all this in mind, is there an objectively best districting for a state? Why or why not?
The readings + the attachment
Watch â€œThe Apportionment Machineâ€ at: https://www.census.gov/library/video/census_apport… ent_machine.html Computing apportionment at: https://www.census.gov/population/apportionment/ab… computing.html Skim attached priority values for House seats 2010. Locate and Note Missouri priority values.
Baker v. Carr 369 US 186 (1962) read case summary and listen to 10/9/1961 first oral argument at https://www.oyez.org/cases/1960/6
Wesburry vs. Sanders 376 US 1 (1964). Read case summary and listen to 11/18/1963 first oral argument at https://www.oyez.org/cases/1963/22
Evenwel v. Abbott 578 US _ (2016). Read case summary and listen to 12/08/15 oral arguments and 4/16/2016 opinion announcement at https://www.oyez.org/cases/2015/14-940
Gill v. Whitford 2017. Read case summary and listen to oral arguments at https://www.oyez.org/cases/2017/16-1161
Jay Dow â€œGerrymandering and Gill in Constitutional Perspectiveâ€ Starting Points December 11, 2017 (http://startingpointsjournal.com/author/jay-dow/)
Rucho v. Common Cause 2019. Read case summary, majority (Roberts) and dissenting (Kagan) opinions, and listen to oral arguments. https://www.oyez.org/cases/2018/18-422
Missouri Amendment 1, 2018. https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_Amendment_1,_Lobb… n_Finance,_and_Redistricting_Initiative_(2018)#Text_of_measure