Andrew Chin Andrew Chin

Andrew Chin
 
  Background Materials on Redistricting and Gerrymandering for Pro Bono Expert Deposition Trainers  
     
 

The expert deposition training exercise (and accompanying presentations by Profs. Myers and Mosteller) will be on the Duke University campus, probably at Gross Hall, on Sunday, Nov. 5, from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exact time and location will be posted here as soon as I have them. -- Andrew Chin

Video Presentations

Please check out the "Gerry Mander" channel on YouTube.

Four of these videos are especially recommended: Duchin and Charles provide background on the gerrymandering problem and the state of the law. Ansolabehere and Cho provide expert witness (and therefore more technical, but still accessible) perspectives on key gerrymandering issues that will likely arise in the expert reports.

Moon Duchin: "Situating Redistricting as a Problem in Law, Math, and Politics"

Guy-Uriel Charles: "The Law of Racial and Partisan Gerrymandering: A Conceptual Approach"

Steve Ansolabehere, "View from Political Science: Measuring Gerrymandering"

Wendy Cho, "Computational Social Science"

Explainers

Brennan Center for Justice, How the Efficiency Gap Works

National Council of State Legislatures, Redistricting Criteria

The Minitab Blog, Regression Analysis and Goodness of Fit

General Approach to Questioning Expert Witnesses

Questions on Qualifications to Testify as an Expert

Expert Reports

Nicholas Goedert, Use of Efficiency Gap in Analyzing Partisan Gerrymandering

John Alford, Report, Montes v. Yakima

Theodore T. Allen, Expert Report and Declaration, League of Women Voters v. North Carolina

Dr. John A. Garcia, United States v. Alamosa County, Colorado

 
Andrew Chin   Andrew Chin