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Redistricting: It affects you
Because every level of elected officials, from school boards to Congress, will be redistricted following the 2020 census, learning what has gone wrong in the past will prepare us for this next iteration. Biased redistricting leads to politicians choosing their voters, instead of the other way around. This is not unique to Congress or to state legislatures. It can and has happened at every level of government, and it is vitally important for voters to pay attention to the process. For sure, special interests and political self-
On July 19, Springfield City Club and the League of Women Voters of Lane County will present Paul Diller, Professor of Law at Willamette University speaking about the amicus curiae brief he filed with the U.S. Supreme Court regarding gerrymandering in Wisconsin. The case, Gill v. Whitford, examines several issues regarding whether Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting plan was partisan and favored Republicans’ control of the state legislature. Diller authored the brief on behalf of several leading municipal organizations.
Gerrymandering is the practice of changing the boundaries of a district to give the advantage to a specific party or group. An amicus brief is filed by a non-
Professor Diller's professional work focuses on the legal structures, including federalism and gerrymandering, that constrain or empower local policymaking. He teaches State and Local Government, Property, Public Health Law, and other related courses.