Politics and Elections
The drawing of legislative district boundaries is among the most self-interested and least transparent systems in American democratic governance. All too often, formal redistricting authorities maintain their control by imposing high barriers to transparency and to public participation in the process. Reform advocates believe that opening that process to the public could lead to different outcomes and better representation. Brookings experts examine the issues and recommend solutions.
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - A news assistant runs to his co-workers with copies of court decisions past anti-death penalty demonstrators in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 29, 2015. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a drug used by Oklahoma as part of its lethal injection procedure does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, dealing a setback to opponents of the death penalty.
Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al.
June 29, 2015, Thomas E. Mann
On June 29 the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's initiative to establish an independent redistricting commission by 5-4. In this post, Thomas Mann reacts to the decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
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Thomas E. Mann
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
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