Gerrymandering and the Future of American Democracy

Monday, December 11, 2017 • 6:30-8:15 P.M.

Full view tickets for this event are sold out.

Free for 1787 Society Members
$5 Obstructed View - Members
$10 Obstructed View - Non-Members
$55 Obstructed View - Members w/ 1.5 credits of CLE
$60 Obstructed View - Non-Members w/ 1.5 credits of CLE

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Full view tickets for this event are sold out. Obstructed view seating, located behind the speakers in the Sydney Kimmel Theater, are now available at a discounted rate.

In the Gill case this year, the Supreme Court will determine the constitutional future of partisan gerrymandering. Join the scholars and advocates whose arguments are at the heart of the case, including Erin Murphy and Nicholas Stephanopoulos, to explore whether and how the Constitution might be interpreted to limit partisan gerrymandering and why it matters for American democracy. Then, hear from 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, in a second panel as they explore practical effects of gerrymandering, including its impact on polarization and competitive elections.

This program has been approved for 1.5 credits of CLE in Pennsylvania. Please note, there is a fee of $55 for Members and $60 for Non-Members seeking CLE credit. Fees can be paid when reserving your seats.

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  • Registration is recommended for all programs. Obstructed View tickets located behind the speakers are now available. Call 215-409-6700 or click here to reserve your seats.
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