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Friday, November 4th, 2011


Baker v. Carr After 50 Years: Appraising the Reapportionment Revolution – Introduction and Main Speaker: Reapportionment and the Right to Vote: Baker’s Legacy

Introduction

Associate Dean Raymond Ku, Professor and Co-Director, Center for Law, Technology and the Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Jonathan Entin, Professor of Law and Political Science, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Speaker

Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law

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

Sponsored by 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.

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