Gerrymandering History and Laws

The Twisted History of Gerrymandering in American Politics

Emily Barasch shares the history of gerrymandering in the United States from 1788 until 2006. Read this article from The Atlantic published September 19, 2012 at https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/the-twisted-history-of-gerrymandering-in-american-politics/262369/.

Ballotpedia Explains Gerrymandering

Read this article from Ballotpedia that explains gerrymandering and its history, including noteworthy court cases: https://ballotpedia.org/Gerrymandering.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Merrill

The NAACP files suit to challenge Connecticutt’s legislative districts claiming the current districts violate the Fourteenth Amendment. This case is ongoing. Read more at https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/court-cases/national-association-advancement-colored-people-v-merrill

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