The Essential Role of the Courts in Timely and Equitable Redistricting (Steve Bickerstaff - 2:42)

Professor Steve Bickerstaff discusses how in many democratic systems, the inherent threat redistricting poses to incumbent officeholders means that the redrawing of districts frequently fails to take place in a timely manner. Professor Bickerstaff argues that the involvement of the courts in the process in the United States has helped ensure that districts are redrawn in a timely manner, helping to ensure, in turn, the maintenance of districts with equal populations.

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Interview recorded August 9, 2008 at The University of Texas at Austin. Interview conducted by Dr. James Henson with video production by Daniel Garza assisted by Carrie Wells and Geoff Yano. Audio post-production by Michael Heidenreich with the assistance of Sean Neesley.