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DEMOCRACY: A Harvard Law School Lecture Series

Session 6: Gerrymandering

Monday, April 18, 2022
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM ET
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DEMOCRACY is a Harvard Law School Lecture Series co-hosted by Guy Uriel-Charles, Ruth Greenwood, Larry Lessig, and Nicholas Stephanopoulos. This six-part series of panel discussions will bring together scholars, lawmakers, activists, and the HLS community to discuss and debate the most pressing issues facing American democracy.


Guest Speakers:

Jason Torchinsky

Partner, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC
Marina Jenkins
Litigation Director,  National Redistricting Foundation


Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos
Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

The decennial redistricting process is in full swing. Every district map in America must be redrawn this year. Almost every district map, it sometimes seems, will end up in litigation. The driver of much of this activity is gerrymandering: the drawing of district lines for partisan advantage. This is the first redistricting cycle in forty years in which there is not even a theoretical possibility that federal courts will intervene to curb gerrymandering. Advances in mapping technology also combine with changes in voter behavior to make gerrymandering more potent than ever. We will ask key attorneys from the Republican and Democratic parties just how gerrymandered we should expect the next decade of electoral maps to be.