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Friday, November 4th, 2011


Baker v. Carr After 50 Years: Appraising the Reapportionment Revolution – Panel 2: Real Impact of Re-Districting on Elections

Moderator

Jessie Hill, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Social Justice, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Panelists

Justin Buchler, Associate Professor of Political Science, Case Western
Reserve University

Mark Salling, Director, Northern Ohio Data and Information Services,
Cleveland State University

Tom Brunell, Professor of Political Science and Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Education University of Texas at Dallas

John Griffin, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Michael Kang, Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law, Emory 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.

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