Every ten years, the United States conducts a census to classify and record shifts in the population. Each state uses the applicable data in reapportioning its residents into equally weighted legislative districts. This redistricting process is a major undertaking, and the stakes are high. Ideally, legislatures apportion districts without consideration of political make up. Unfortunately, it is difficult to keep politics out of the process. If allowed, the majority party uses redistricting to construct boundaries that ensure their hold on power. This process is called Gerrymandering. To help us understand the process and what is at stake in redistricting Idaho, we have invited McKay Cunningham to speak with us.
McKay is a visiting professor of law at the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise. He teaches Constitutional Law and Cybersecurity. In 2018, he published Gerrymandering and Conceit: The Supreme Court’s Conflict with Itself, in Hastings Law Journal. His research, interests and publications include election law, cyber law, and data privacy and security.
Due to his schedule, he will join us on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 PM, ONLINE.
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