Background In the last installment of this series, we discussed how a Supreme Court redistricting plan might look if a partisan Democratic (and a Republican) redistricter were to draw the lines, given recent population estimates.
Background In the first installment of this series, we discussed the basics of redistricting. In this installment, we will put this theory into practice by developing a hypothetical map for the Louisiana Supreme Court, given current population estimates.
In the political world, redistricting/reapportionment are the least understood parts of politics. This mystery is due to several factors: (1) this process is only undertaken once a decade upon release of the US Census population figures, (2) it is very much a politically charged exercise, and (3) only politicians (and their connected operatives) can really […]
The issue of appropriate minority representation in the legislative and judicial branches of Louisiana government is one that has been litigated for decades, and that litigation has surfaced again, in light of the US Supreme Court’s repealing one of the provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The repealed provision (also known as “Section 4”) […]
Introduction Every 10 years, states are required to redraw their Congressional and legislative boundaries to reflect population changes that have occurred in the previous decade. Louisiana’s legislature participated in this exercise in the spring of 2011. There was definitely a time pressure to get a plan passed and implemented: Louisiana (and a handful of other […]
Since we have now analyzed all 105 House districts, we’d like to put all those districts in one place for easy access (Senate districts can be accessed here):
Incumbent – Franklin Foil (R – Term Limited in 2019) District Map Vote History
Incumbent – Erich Ponti (R – Term Limited in 2019) District Map Vote History
Incumbent – Steve Carter (R – Term Limited in 2019) District Map Vote History
Incumbent – Rick Nowlin (R – Term Limited in 2019) District Map Vote History