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85 Miss. L.J. 1271 (2016-2017)
Coloring outside the Lines: Erasing One-Person, One-Vote & Voting Rights Act Line-Drawing Dilemmas by Erasing District Lines

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      COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES:
  ERASING ONE-PERSON, ONE-VOTE &
  VOTING RIGHTS ACT LINE-DRAWING
DILEMMAS BY ERASING DISTRICT LINES


                    Steven J. Mulroy*



    INTRODUCTION....................................1272
    I. EVENWEL, AND THE TENSION IT
      REPRESENTS....................................1276
      A. General.................................1276
      B. Competing Views........................1278
    II. THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT...................1281
      A. General.................................1281
      B. Inconsistent Application  .....................1283
      C. Implications  .................... ................1288
   III. ALTERNATIVES TO SINGLE-MEMBER
      DISTRICTS     ............................ ............1291
      A. The Three Main Systems..........................1291
      B. The Threshold of Exclusion........................ 1294
      C. Advantages of Alternative
         Systems     .......................... .......... 1295
      D. Where Alternative Systems
        Are Particularly Appropriate................. 1298
   IV. ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS AS THE
      SOLUTION     ........................................ 1299
      A. One-Person, One-Vote ................... ....1299
      B. Voting Rights Act .................. ...........1301
   CONCLUSION.     ............................. .......... 1304


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   * Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Humphreys School of Law, University of
Memphis. The author participated as trial counsel in the United States v. Village of
Port Chester case discussed herein, as well as in the Johnson v. De Grandy and Hays v.
Louisiana cases.

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