Congressional redistricting: Supreme Court appoints 'special master'
- January 3, 2012
- Bernard Grofman, political science professor and Center for the Study of Democracy director, is featured in the Bridgeport News, CT News Junkie, The Hour, Litchfield County Times, and Republican American January 3, 2012
From the Bridgeport News:
With politicians stuck on a partisan tug of war over Bridgeport and New Britain, the redrawing of Connecticut's congressional districts - constitutionally mandated to follow each federal census - has fallen to the Connecticut Supreme Court to resolve. On Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, the court appointed Professor Nathaniel Persily as the "special master" who will assist the court in resolving the redistricting issue. He is the Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law and Political Science at Columbia University Law School. Professor Persily is one of the two people - the other is Professor Bernard Grofman from the University of California, Irvine - that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative leaders from both parties agreed could serve in such a capacity.
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