Date of Award

5-25-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science and University Honors

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Christopher Shortell

Subjects

Apportionment (Election law) -- United States, Election districts -- United States, Political questions and judicial power -- United States, Gerrymandering -- Law and legislation

DOI

10.15760/honors.576

Abstract

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.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25375

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