The Supreme Court case of Gill v. Whitford was argued this past Tuesday and it is expected to be one of the biggest decisions of the Court’s new term. Gill v. Whitford is a case on partisan gerrymandering and the Court is looking at whether a new measure, called the ‘efficiency gap’, can be used to challenge the drawing of legislative districts.
Joining us to discuss these important questions and more are two leading scholars of constitutional law.
Michael Morley is Assistant Professor of Law at Barry University. He co-wrote the IC explainers on the Elections Clause, with Franita Tolson, and on the 26th Amendment, with Jocelyn Benson. Morley also co-authored the Republican National Committee amicus brief in the case, on behalf of appellants.
Daniel Tokaji is Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Professor of Constitutional Law; and Senior Fellow, Election Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He co-wrote the IC explainer on Article I, Section 2 with Brad Smith. Tokaji is the author of the recent article, Gerrymandering and Association. He also co-wrote an Election Law casebook with Nick Stephanopolous, counsel for Whitford.
Today’s show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Ugonna Eze and Scott Bomboy. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich.
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