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Congressional Redistricting: Legal and Constitutional Issues

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44199.pdf

Examines how redistricting disputes have become a matter for judicial interpretation since the landmark Baker v. Carr decision of 1962. Also considers six current legal issues relating to redistricting. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists