Race, Redistricting, and Representation

Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Race, Redistricting, and Representation,  68 Ohio St. L.J. 1185 (2007).

Abstract:  This Essay, which was written for the Ohio State Law Journal’s symposium on Election Law and the Roberts Court, examines the Court’s decision in League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) v. Perry. The Essay explores two ways of reading LULAC: first as a racial representation case and second as a case concerned with representation itself. The essay argues that politics not race is the majority’s worry in LULAC and that the case is the first application of Justice Kennedy’s representation rights concept first introduced in Vieth.

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