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October 21, 2013

Wayne Law dean's op-ed explores changing redistricting rules to end political dysfunction


Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson co-authored an opinion piece (which originally appeared in Bridge Magazine) examining the role of gerrymandering – the practice of redrawing political boundaries to enhance the power of one political party at the expense of another – in “democracy’s current dysfunction.” Benson says the only way to give voters a meaningful voice in how districts are drawn is to take the redistricting authority away from the Legislature and give it to an independent, non-partisan reapportionment commission.


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