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    Alabama Redistricting Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, challenging state’s…

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    Gerrymandered Congressional Districts

    Christopher Ingraham talked about gerrymandered congressional districts, how the process occurs, and its implications on the demographics of political parties. Topics included the…

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    Census Bureau Director Nomination Hearing

    The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of John Thompson to be director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

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    Redistricting Commissions

    Morgan Cullen talked by phone about states' redistricting processes.

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    Update on Redistricting

    Morgan Cullen was interviewed by phone about the U.S. census and the redistricting process.

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    Online Digitalized Records of the 1940 Census

    The National Archives held a ceremony to mark the release of an online database with detailed, individual information on more than 15 million Americans who filled out a 1940…

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    U.S. Demographic Changes Between 1940 and 2010

    Thomas Mesenbourg and Connie Potter talked about the first-ever release of records and surveys from the 1940 U.S. decennial census after the expiration of a 72-year confidentiality…

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    Redistricting Commissions

    Angelo Ancheta made the keynote speech at a conference on redistricting. He focused on the 2008 California law that created citizens redistricting commission, the establishment and…

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    Redistricting and Changing Demographics

    Political scientists, authors, and professors talked about demographics and voting rights. Topics included pending state voter identification laws and 2012 ballot measures. They…

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    Redistricting and Election Laws

    Law professors Pamela Karlan and Nathaniel Persily talked about redistricting issues in the next decade. Topics included past, current, and potential court cases around the…

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    Redistricting and Voting Rights

    A bipartisan panel of legal experts talked about redistricting efforts and clashes in Texas, Georgia, California, and elsewhere. In addition, they debated the constitutionality of…

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    Election Issues, Redistricting and Campaigns Panel

    Secretaries of state and others spoke about the congressional redistricting process and the Department of Justice’s role in determining constitutionality of maps redrawn. They…

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    Perry v. Perez Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Perry v. Perez, a case involving new districts created by the Texas legislature for the state house and senate, and the U.S. House of…

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    2012 Congressional Redistricting

    David Wasserman talked about congressional redistricting plans across the nation, with a special look the case before the Supreme Court regarding the proposed redistricting in…

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    Redistricting Reform

    Panelists talked about redistricting reform and the effects these reforms might have on congressional and state elections.

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    U.S. Household Demographics

    Robert Groves talked about changes in the traditional American household, including marital patterns and the rise of single-person households, unmarried partner households, adult children…

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    Book Discussion on The Politics of Size

    Rosemarie Zagarri talked about her book, The Politics of Size: Representation in the United States, 1776-1850. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded on the…

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    Redistricting Update

    Tim Storey talked about new congressional maps being drawn, the role of state legislators, non-partisan commissions and the role of the Justice Department in redistricting. He…

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    Political Demographic Shifts

    Two political scholars debated the changing of U.S. demographics and the shifting the political landscape for 2012. Ruy Teixeira argued that trends would favor Democrats. To back his…

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    Congressional Redistricting

    Panelists talked about conflicts in several states over constitutionally-mandated redistricting. Congressional districts are redrawn every ten years to reflect population…

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