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Podcast:  Gerrymandering and American democracy

January 4, 2018 by NCC Staff


In the Gill case this year, the Supreme Court might determine the constitutional future of partisan gerrymandering.

Scholars and advocates have been discussing the arguments at the heart of the case – as well as those involved in related cases heading toward the Supreme Court.

At this December event at the National Constitution Center, Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society, Nolan McCarty, professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University, and David Wasserman, house editor for The Cook Political Report, explored the practical effects of gerrymandering, including its impact on polarization and competitive elections.

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates this discussion.

This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Ugonna Eze and Scott Bomboy. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Ugonna Eze.

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