Redistricting math

December 24, 2012

  • 393 United States
  • 393I Government in General
  • 393k7 Congress
  • 393k10 k. Apportionment of Representatives.

393 United StatesThe “as nearly as is practicable” standard used in applying the constitution’s “one person, one vote” principle does not require that congressional districts be drawn with precise mathematical equality, but instead that the State justify population differences between districts that could have been avoided by a good-faith effort to achieve absolute equality.
Tennant v. Jefferson County Com’n, 132 S.Ct. 1140 (2012)
Suggested by Katherine Rogers, Senior Publishing Coordinator; Thomson Reuters