This Note will discuss the viability of the EG and its ramifications as part of a standard for evaluating the unconstitutionality of current and potential districting plans, particularly regarding Georgia’s 2015 plan. Part I outlines the judicial history of partisan gerrymandering and also provides an overview of the EG’s mechanics and the development of Georgia’s reapportionment schemes. Part II then examines the EG’s strengths and weaknesses, applies it and other factors to Georgia’s current districting map, and analyzes the map’s constitutionality. Finally, Part III proposes changes to Georgia’s current plan that, through legislative conformity to specified standards, will ensure adherence to constitutional principles.
Michael C. Freeman Jr.,
Partisan Gerrymandering and Georgia: Red, White, and Blue or Just Red and Blue?,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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