Congressional Redistricting: Elements and Considerations

Kenneth P. Geisler (Editor)

Series: Congressional Policies, Practices and Procedures, Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: POL006000

Every 10 years, through the apportionment and redistricting processes within each state, Congress and the states attempt to create a U.S. House of Representatives that reflects a fair representation of the people of the United States. It is, generally, a complex, volatile, and highly political process, but one that, with a single exception, has occurred in various forms over 200 years and, for some, represents, along with free elections, the clearest indication that the United States is a representative democracy. This book provides an overview of the elements and considerations involved in Congressional redistricting with a focus on the Voting Rights Act; the apportionment formula; and the constitutionality of creating an at-large district. (Imprint: Novinka )



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Table of Contents


Congressional Redistricting: An Overview
(Royce Crocker, CRS)

Congressional Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act: A Legal Overview
(L. Paige Whitaker, CRS)

Congressional Redistricting: A Legal Analysis of the Supreme Court Ruling in League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) v. Perry
(L. Paige Whitaker, CRS)

Congressional Redistricting: The Constitutionality of Creating an at-Large District
(L. Paige Whitaker, CRS)

The U.S. House of Representatives Apportionment Formula in Theory and Practice
(Royce Crocker, CRS)


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