Professor Edward Foley publishes op-ed in The Washington Post discussing gerrymandering
An expert in the area of election law, Professor Edward Foley recently published an op-ed in The Washington Posttitled, “The House is Supposed to Represent the People. It Doesn’t.”
“The “big sort” — Democrats in cities and Republicans in rural areas — has made districting harder. But if a state could achieve valid districting objectives with more competitive districts, the state would need to adjust accordingly. Congress could give federal courts or the Justice Department authority to enforce this standard.
Doing this before new maps take effect should be a top priority. Otherwise, the 2022 House elections will be an empty gesture — the exact opposite of what the founders meant them to be.”