Title: Non-compactness and Voter Exchange: Towards a Constitutional Cure for Gerrymandering (2011)
Article in: Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review 4 (1)
Authors: Shlomo Angel, Jason Parent
First published: 2011
Overview: This essay proposes a novel compactness standard “for courts to identify at least the worst cases of gerrymandering and to provide a remedy.” This standard is based on the perception of gerrymandering as aggressive voter exchange, an exchange that distorts the shapes of election districts and renders them non-compact by expelling voters living close by and exchanging them for voters living further away.