Bernie Grofman

The panel of judges ruled last month that the districts must be redrawn, and the parties in the lawsuit had asked the panel to appoint special masters. According to the ruling, they will appoint Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Bernard Grofman as special masters. … Grofman is a political science professor and the Jack W. Peltason Endowed Chair of Democracy Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and the former director of the UCI Center for the Study of Democracy. His role, according to the court, will be "to evaluate the Commission’s remedial plan and to advise the court as to whether, in his opinion, that plan lawfully remedies the constitutional violations."

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