Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science and University Honors
Apportionment (Election law) -- United States, Election districts -- United States, Political questions and judicial power -- United States, Gerrymandering -- Law and legislation
For years the Supreme Court has struggled to set judicially manageable standards for cases involving partisan gerrymandering. In Vieth v. Jubelirer the Court went as far to say that cases for partisan gerrymandering may not be justiciable due to a lack of judicially manageable standards. With Gill v. Whitford, the Court has a chance to revisit these standards. I argue that partisan gerrymandering is justiciable and that standards do exist. After analyzing methods from amicus curiae briefs and then use an evaluate framework to determine the most effect methods. I propose that a purpose and effect method should be used.
Zuidema, Amelia L., "Gerrymandering and the Courts: Evaluating Judicially Manageable Standards" (2018). University Honors Theses. Paper 569.