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Tennessee: Republican Baker complained Tennessee legislature had not drawn “updated” districts since 1901
SC said this was not a political decision so the courts could make a judgement.
SC said, “ one person one vote ”
almost every state had to redistrict b/c of this ruling and urban areas gained and rural lost.....how did that affect politics?
So What? States in the 1960s - trying to avoid desegregation - often “drew new districts” which did NOT reflect true populations. This deceptive district drawing is called gerrymandering Reynolds v Sims 1964 SC said: legislative districts must be roughly equal in populations
Virginia Redistricting for Incumbent Protection You need to know: 1. Who draws the congressional district maps? state legislatures 2.How often do they redraw them? every 10 years - based on the census 3. Why is it so important? incumbents (the current HoR member) is everything. 98% re-election rate