|Background Materials on Redistricting and Gerrymandering for Pro Bono Expert Deposition Trainers|
The expert deposition training exercise (and accompanying presentations by Profs. Myers and Mosteller) will be on the Duke University campus, probably at Gross Hall, on Sunday, Nov. 5, from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exact time and location will be posted here as soon as I have them. -- Andrew Chin
Please check out the "Gerry Mander" channel on YouTube.
Four of these videos are especially recommended: Duchin and Charles provide background on the gerrymandering problem and the state of the law. Ansolabehere and Cho provide expert witness (and therefore more technical, but still accessible) perspectives on key gerrymandering issues that will likely arise in the expert reports.
Guy-Uriel Charles: "The Law of Racial and Partisan Gerrymandering: A Conceptual Approach"
Steve Ansolabehere, "View from Political Science: Measuring Gerrymandering"
Wendy Cho, "Computational Social Science"
Brennan Center for Justice, How the Efficiency Gap Works
National Council of State Legislatures, Redistricting Criteria
The Minitab Blog, Regression Analysis and Goodness of Fit
Nicholas Goedert, Use of Efficiency Gap in Analyzing Partisan Gerrymandering
John Alford, Report, Montes v. Yakima
Theodore T. Allen, Expert Report and Declaration, League of Women Voters v. North Carolina
Dr. John A. Garcia, United States v. Alamosa County, Colorado