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Where Should Democracy Draw the Line?

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The Constitution requires that the boundaries of congressional districts be re-drawn every 10 years, according to the latest census.  In 2010, Republicans won control of legislatures all over the country—and those GOP lawmakers then collectively increased their Party’s power in Congress.  When President Obama re-visited the Illinois Capitol in Springfield this week, he said it’s time for a change. The President’s talking about what’s called Gerrymandering, a practice as old as the nation itself.

Credits

Guests:
Allison Riggs - Southern Coalition for Social Justice - @scsj, Richard Pildes - New York University School of Law - @nyulaw, Hans von Spakovsky - Heritage Foundation - @HvonSpakovsky, Hedrick Smith - PBS Frontline Producer

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer, Christine Detz, Gideon Brower