TOTAL POPULATION BAISIS FOR REPRESENITIOMAL EQUAPITY!
In Evenwel v. Abbott, the Supreme Court considered whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to draw state legislative districts that contain a substantially equal number of voters.
Evenwel involved a constitutional challenge to the Texas legislature’s 2013 redistricting plan, which drew 31 state senate districts on substantially equal population based on the 2010 census. In 2014, Sue Evenwel filed this lawsuit, claiming that the redistricting plan violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because the districts did not contain a substantially equal number of voters. A three-judge district court—which was convened because Evenwel challenged the constitutionality of a state legislature’s redistricting plan—dismissed the case, noting that Evenwel is “relying upon a theory never before accepted by the Supreme Court or any circuit court.” Evenwel filed a statement of jurisdiction with the Supreme Court, and on May 26, 2015, the Court noted…
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