Opinion: A bipartisan chance to improve representative democracy

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Nunn School Chair Joseph Bankoff wrote “Opinion: A Bipartisan Chance to Improve Representative Democracy” which appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on March 15.

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On Tuesday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the most important Constitutional cases in 50 years about how we elect our representatives. In 1964, the Court decided Reynolds v. Sims requiring “one man – one vote” to assure that those elected represented people, not real estate. By requiring voting districts with roughly the same number of voters, the Court assured that each citizen’s vote had the same power regardless of where they lived…The issue now is both bipartisan and critically urgent. The partisan paralysis we have suffered for a generation is a direct result of this systemic evil – one that has been gleefully used by both parties. And, as in 1964 – Congress is unable to fix itself.

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The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is a unit of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. 

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  • Created On: Mar 18, 2019 - 12:04pm
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