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Drawing of political districts divides by party, not race, says KU professor

Source: 
WIBW News
Author: 
Nick Gosnell
Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

"The racial gerrymandering decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court this week concerning two districts in North Carolina may change things for states that are becoming more diverse, says a University of Kansas law professor.

'The Court has traditionally said it is legally permissible to allow a state legislature to gerrymander a district to give one political party advantage,' said Lumen ‘Lou’ Mulligan. 'The Court has said, we will not allow you to gerrymander a district so as to play racial politics. That’s been the law for a number of years.'”

Faculty name: 
Lou Mulligan