Non-compactness and Voter Exchange (2011)

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

Pages: 89-130

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.

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