Civil Rights Practice Group Teleforum
In Evenwel v. Abbott, the Supreme Court held that the Constitution’s one-person, one-vote rule allows States to draw their legislative districts based on total population. In doing so, the Court rejected the appellants’ argument that the one-person, one-vote rule protects eligible voters and thus required States to equalize the population of eligible voters, not total population. The Court explicitly declined to resolve whether States may draw districts to equalize voter-eligible population rather than total population.
Our experts will analyze the Supreme Court’s decision and review the constitutional history underlying the one-person, one-vote doctrine. They will discuss the impact of Evenwel on future redistricting decisions, including the Court’s willingness to accept legislative districts based on eligible voters.
- J. Michael Connolly, Counsel, Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC
- Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
Call begins at 3:00 pm Eastern Time.
Teleforum calls are open to all dues paying members of the Federalist Society. To become a member, sign up here. As a member, you should receive email announcements of upcoming Teleforum calls which contain the conference call phone number. If you are not receiving those email announcements, please contact us at 202-822-8138.