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Competition, Partisanship, and Congressional Redistricting

8:30 am – Registration and Coffee

9:00 am – Morning Sessions co-chaired by William Frenzel and Thomas Mann, The Brookings Institution

Panel 1: Political Consequences of Redistricting

Papers: Bruce Cain and Karin Mac Donald, UC, Berkeley, and Michael McDonald, George Mason University, “From Equality to Fairness: The Path of Political Reform since Baker v. Carr”

Sandy Maisel, Colby College, Cherie Maestas, Texas Tech University, and Walter Stone, UC, Davis, “Candidate Emergence in 2002: The Impact of Redistricting on Potential Candidates’ Decisions”

Discussant: John Petrocik, University of Missouri-Columbia

10:30 am – Panel 2: The Impact of Technology

Paper: Kimball Brace, Election Data Services, “The Impact of Technology on Redistricting: An Insider’s Perspective”

Discussant: Clark Bensen, POLIDATA

11:15 am – Panel 3: The Law of Redistricting

Paper: Nathaniel Persily, University of Pennsylvania Law School, “Forty Years in the Political Thicket: Evaluating Judicial Review of Redistricting Since Baker v. Carr”

Discussants: Sam Hirsch, Jenner & Block LLP, and Dale Oldham, Free Enterprise Coalition

12:15 pm – Lunch

1:15 pm – Afternoon sessions co-chaired by Bruce Cain and William Frenzel

Panel 4: Alternatives to Traditional Redistricting Processes

Paper: Thomas E. Mann, “Redistricting Reform: What is Desirable? Possible?”

Discussants: Steven W. Lynn, Chair, Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, and Alan Rosenthal, Rutgers University

2:30 pm – Panel 5: Practical Perspectives on the Politics and Law of Redistricting

Participants: Lisa Handley, Frontier IEC; Tom Hofeller, USDA – Farm Service Agency; Nina Perales, MALDEF; and Jeff Wice, National Committee for an Effective Congress

4:00 pm – Adjournment

Note: All presented papers are conference drafts. They are not for citation or publication.

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Competition, Partisanship, and Congressional Redistricting

 

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