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Is Redistricting Depriving Women of Their Voting Rights?: New at Reason

The Supreme Court weighs in.

Joanna AndreassonJoanna AndreassonSince at least 2004, when the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Pennsylvania's congressional district boundaries because there was not a good enough way to quantify gerrymandering, the problem facing would-be reformers is this: How do you measure something that's best understood by how it affects other things?

Last year, reformers thought they had solved that conundrum. Armed with a new metric called the "Efficiency Gap"—a formula that claims to demonstrate how gerrymandering makes congressional races less competitive—they asked the Supreme Court to toss out Wisconsin's congressional map, writes Eric Boehm.

Photo Credit: Joanna Andreasson


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