April 4, 2016: Supreme Court Affirms Children and Other Non-Voters Have a Voice in Evenwel Decision

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Evenwel v. Abbott ruled in favor of democracy by affirming that states may use total population when drawing legislative districts. The decision states, “By ensuring that each representative is subject to requests and suggestions from the same number of constituents, total-population apportionment promotes equitable and effective representation.”