Redistricting Law Overview

Redistricting Law Overview


Recent Presentations

What is a competitive district? What is a community of interest? Podcast - Redistrict. & Elections Committee 4/25/08 considers how states define competitiveness and communities of interest in the redistricting process.

The 50% Rule for Minority Districts: Supreme Court to Tackle Contentious Voting Rights Issue! Podcast re: case from NC with potential to resolve one of the most pressing questions about compliance with Sec 2-Voting Rights Act.

Voting Right Act: View the presentation by J. Gerald Hebert, Executive Director and Director of Litigation, Campaign Legal Center

District Competitiveness--View the presentation by Professor Michael McDonald from George Mason University in Virginia.

Communities of Interest in Redistricting--view the presentation by Douglas Johnson of National Demographics Incorporation from California.

The 50 Percent Rule for Minority Districts: View the presentation by Bill Gilkeson from the North Carolina Legislative Research Division.

Building the Database for Redistricting. --a presentation by Kim Brace from Election Data Services to NCSL's Redistricting and Elections Committee on April 25, 2008.

Presentations Pertaining to the 2000 Census


Redistricting Law 2010  

Redistricting Law 2000

Compactness in the Redistricting Process

Drawing Maps That Stand Up in Court - slides

Redistricting in the Post-Shaw World - slides

Drawing Maps That Stand Up in Court - paper

Redistricting in the Post-Shaw World - paper

State Profiles

Case Summaries


Redistricting Cases: the 2000s






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