Schleicher Speaks at ABA Administrative Law Conference
Professor David Schleicher delivered a talk at the American Bar Association's 2010 Administrative Law Conference held in Washington, D.C., in early November. Entitled "Three Myths of Redistricting" and given as part of the Election Law Track CLE, Schleicher's talk was part of a discussion on the topic Fallout from the 2010 Census: Redrawing District Lines in an Increasingly Polarized Party Atmosphere and Its Affect on Voter Choice.
Joining Schleicher on the discussion panel were Michael DeSanctis, Co‐Chair of the Election Law and Redistricting Practice at Jenner & Block, Washington, D.C.; J. Gerald Hebert, Executive Director and Director of Litigation, Campaign Legal Center, Washington, D.C.; and Elizabeth Getman, Moderator, Associate, Sandler, Reiff and Young, Washington, D.C.
The panel's purpose was to examine the redistricting process, identify the obstacles that state legislatures face, the influence of third parties on the process, litigation that arises, and the overall effect on voters and how district lines may influence the way voters make democratic choices.