UA Conference on Redistricting on October 5 & 6

A Multidisciplinary Public Forum

“​Congressional and legislative district boundaries are being hotly debated in many states, with three cases before the US Supreme Court this term and more likely on the horizon. Arizona is at the forefront of this debate, establishing an Independent Redistricting Commission, AIRC, in 2000—one of the first states to do so. Arizona’s innovative process and favorable legal decisions, including two victories in the US Supreme Court, are now important precedents for other states.

On October 5-6, 2018, the University of Arizona will host an interdisciplinary conference on redistricting, highlighting the legal challenges, the contributions of mathematicians and political scientists, and the policy implications of redistricting. The conference will be free and open to the public, who are welcomed to a discussion of issues that affect the citizens of every state.”

MATH, POLITICS & LAW IN REDISTRICTING
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT IN REDISTRICTING

ARIZONA’S ROLE AS A NATIONAL MODEL FOR REFORM

OUTLOOK FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

4:30 PM – 8 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES 2 BUILDING

1064 EAST LOWELL STREET

TUCSON, AZ 85721

FREE Registration

4:00-5:00 Check-in

5:00-6:00 Reception with welcoming remarks

6:00-8:00 Presentation: The Role of the US Supreme Court in Gerrymandering and Redistricting with an Update on Recent Cases

Racial and Partisan Gerrymandering, Voting Rights Act

Recent cases: Arizona, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Maryland, etc.

Q&A

Saturday, Oct 6

8:30-9:00 Coffee/Pastry

National Focus

9:00-9:40 Presentation: History of Gerrymandering in the US

Q&A

9:45-10:15 Presentation: US Census and Importance of Fair & Accurate Count

Q&A

10:30-11:00 Presentation: Math, Politics and Law in the Study of Gerrymandering

11:00-12:00 Presentation or Panel: Measures of Gerrymandering

Q&A

12:00-1:00 Lunch

Arizona Focus

1:00-2:00 Presentation: Independent Redistricting in Arizona

Q&A

2:00-3:15 Panel: Legal Precedents from Arizona

Q&A

3:30-4:30 Panel: National Political Considerations and Realities

Q&A

4:30-5:00 Panel: National Outlook for 2020 Redistricting: Arizona and Beyond

5:00 Wrap Up

Info:  www.redistrictingconference.math.arizona.edu




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One response to “UA Conference on Redistricting on October 5 & 6

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Former BFAZ blogger Steve Muratore videotaped these sessions: https://stevemuratore.blogspot.com/2018/10/redistricting-conference-held-at-u-of.html?spref=fb. Thanks Steve as I had no time to attend.