Articles on the Constitution by Joshua Simons
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Government at all levels is in bad repute in America. The issue of drawing fair new districts based on the 2010 Census data is important not only for assuring well-functioning representative democracy, but for rebuilding the very legitimacy of...- Link to Cached Version
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Dutchess County adopted a bi-partisan commission process for redistricting the county legislature in 2009. But after the legislative majority changed from Democrat to Republican it abandoned this idea, returning the task to the legislature itself. ...
Local laws that call for independent redistricting can easily be un-done when opponents have a majority in the legislature. A constitutional amendment would ensure bi-partisan redistricting.