Every ten years, an ugly partisan battle embroils the union—not over policy proposals or the “people’s business,” but instead over who votes for whom in a changing nation. This process is called redistricting. Redistricting is a fraught process, complicated by unequal population growth and constrained by legal requirements. Each state’s method has problems. But when viewed more broadly, Idaho’s commission is worth preserving, if with a few tweaks. In Section One, this paper will provide the historical legal context for Idaho’s current redistricting commission, identify what went wrong (and did not) with prior commissions, and explain proposed changes. Section Two will then examine two other states’ redistricting methods. Section Three will then suggest a few reforms
Danielle M. Strollo,
Fair Reforms for Idaho’s Reapportionment Commission,
Idaho L. Rev.
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