Legal Challenges to State Redistricting Practices by Bob Tyson – February 2, 2018

Bob Tyson, a lawyer with the Sowell Gray firm, will tell us all about the legal challenges to North Carolina and other states’ gerrymandering “redistricting”, which favor the party in power, with explanation of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He’ll also talk with us about gerrymandering in South Carolina.

Gerrymandering Example in SC

Tyson’s areas of practice include constitutional law as well as defense of South Carolina’s utility companies.

In 1812, Governor Gerry signed a bill that redistricted Massachusetts to benefit his Democratic-Republican Party. When mapped, one of the contorted districts in the Boston area was said to resemble the shape of a mythological salamander.

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