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The Consequences of Consequentialist Criteria

  title={The Consequences of Consequentialist Criteria},
  author={N. Stephanopoulos},
  journal={UC Irvine law review},
  • N. Stephanopoulos
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • UC Irvine law review
  • The two most significant approaches to redistricting to emerge in the last generation are both consequentialist. That is, they both urge authorities to design — and courts to evaluate — district plans on the basis of the plans’ likely electoral consequences. According to the partisan fairness approach, plans should treat the major parties symmetrically in terms of the conversion of votes to seats. According to the competitiveness approach, districts should be as electorally competitive as is… CONTINUE READING
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