Document Type


Publication Date



The late Justice Felix Frankfurter once referred to the thorny constitutional questions raised by legislative districting as a "political thicket" the Supreme Court ought to avoid. Frankfurter offered the advice in 1946, and it has been ignored ever since. Rather, the Court has plunged right into that thicket in recent years with a heavy docket of voting rights cases. The pattern is continuing in this election year.

Included in

Election Law Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.