Sam Wang, Ben Williams, & Rick Ober

Sam Wang is a professor at Princeton University. He is founder of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project.

Ben Williams and Rick Ober are legal analysts at the Princeton Gerrymandering Project.

Recent Articles

The States Are Now the Best Route to Gerrymandering Reform

In every state with an extreme partisan gerrymander, there’s a potential solution in the state itself.

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Sara Fitzgerald, left, and Michael Martin, both with the group One Virginia, protest gerrymandering in front of the Supreme Court while the justices hear arguments on a gerrymandering case I t's been a tough few weeks for gerrymandering reform. Two decisions in the closing days of the Supreme Court’s term, Gill v. Whitford and Abbott v. Perez , have raised barriers to proving claims of gerrymandering. With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, those barriers will only worsen. The writing is on the wall: It's time for trench warfare. In Gill , a case concerning partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin, the Court refused to address the legal theory that voters with a shared political affiliation can be harmed by a statewide pattern of baroque districting. Despite being presented with easy and clear mathematical tests to calculate the statewide impact of partisan gerrymandering, the Court insisted on a district-by-district analysis. Unfortunately, this...