April 06, 2016

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Jessica Ring Amunson examines a case that calls into question the meaning of the catch phrase “one person one vote” in the context of apportionment for state and local redistricting.  Ms. Amunson analyzes the case, Evenwel v. Abbott, in which a group of Texas voters asked the Court for the first time to decide what the baseline should be for equalizing population within the state.  She is a member of a team that wrote an amicus brief in the case, arguing that that there is no appropriate data available to support the argument that states should be constitutionally required to draw district boundaries based on numbers of voting age citizens or registered voters.