Nate Persily

Stanford University

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Law professor at Stanford University who specializes in voting issues

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The Supreme Court is  taking a case  that could dramatically affect the political power of California. It involves redistricting and the idea of one person, one vote.

One Person One Vote Goes to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is taking a case that could dramatically affect the political power of California. It involves redistricting and the idea of one person, one vote.

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