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Friday, November 4th, 2011


Baker v. Carr After 50 Years: Appraising the Reapportionment Revolution – Panel 1: Districting and Apportionment Dispute: The Political Question Doctrine as Applied to Election Disputes, Including Bush v. Gore

Moderator

Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Panelists

Nelson Lund, Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment, George Mason University

Daniel Tokaji, Professor of Law, Ohio State University

S. Candice Hoke, Associate Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Friday November 4, 2011, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Law Review Symposium at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Baker v. Carr, the ruling that established the one-person/one-vote principle and led to profound changes in the way legislative districts are drawn at every level of government. U.S. federal courts are regularly embroiled in resolving districting and apportionment disputes, which have profound implications for the distribution of political power and influence throughout the nation as well as for the way public policies are made at the national, state, and local levels. Legal scholars and social scientists will address the many questions that have arisen from Baker v. Carr, including principles of districting, the nature of representation, voting rights, and the capacity of courts to resolve districting and apportionment disputes.

Continue Reading – Baker v. Carr After 50 Years: Appraising the Reapportionment Revolution — Panel 1: Districting and Apportionment Dispute: The Political Question Doctrine as Applied to Election Disputes, Including Bush v. Gore