Derek Muller participates in "Democracy Spring: How redistricting reform is blooming" -- Duke University
March 3, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin -- Professor Derek Muller participated in a panel, "Democracy Spring: How redistricting reform is blooming," at a conference held at Duke University on March 2. The conference, titled "Redistricting Reform: Mapping Our Future," highlighted efforts around the country to end the practice of drawing legislative districts for political advantage.
Via Duke University:
Redistricting has traditionally been carried out by state legislatures, which has
led to plans that reflect the existing power structure. Many states have created alternatives
that remove the process of drawing lines from state legislatures, create mapping criteria,
or set up other checks and balances. This panel will provide an overview of different
state approaches, the political, legal and practical considerations for different
reforms, and where reform efforts are happening.
• Kathay Feng, Common Cause (moderator)
• Marc Elias, Perkins Coie
• Anita Earls, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
• Derek Muller, Pepperdine University School of Law