Justin Levitt's redistricting work
- Books and Articles
A Citizen's Guide to Redistricting (2d ed. 2010).
The Partisanship Spectrum, 55 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1787 (2014).
Section 5 as Simulacrum, 123 Yale L. J. Online 151 (2013).
Democracy on the High Wire: Citizen Commission Implementation of the Voting Rights Act, 46 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1041 (2013).
Novel (and Not-So-Novel) Alternatives to Legislative Redistricting, in America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights (Ben Griffith ed., 2d ed. 2012).
Redistricting and the West: The Legal Context, in Reapportionment and Redistricting in the West (Gary F. Moncrief ed., 2011).
Weighing the Potential of Citizen Redistricting, 44 Loyola L.A. L. Rev. 515 (2011).
Taking the "Re" Out of Redistricting: State Constitutional Provisions on Redistricting Timing, 95 Geo. L.J. 1247 (2007) (with Michael McDonald).
- Litigation, Testimony, and Regulatory Comment
Amicus Brief, Scholars and Historians of Congressional Redistricting, Ariz. State Legis. v. Ariz. Ind. Redistricting Comm'n, No. 13-1314 (U.S. Jan. 23, 2015).
From Selma to Shelby County: Working Together to Restore the Protections of the Voting Rights Act: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Judiciary (July 17, 2013) (video, statement).
- Levitt, responses to questions for the record from Sen. Franken, Sen. Grassley.
- Levitt, Compilation of DOJ-Logged Sec. 5 Activity After July 27, 2006 (34MB file).
Comment on Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations: People in Correctional Facilities, U.S. Census Bureau (July 20, 2015).
Redistricting and the 2010 Census: Enforcing Section 5 of the VRA: Hearing Before the U.S. Comm'n on Civil Rights (Feb. 3, 2012) (statement of Justin Levitt).
Jauregui v. Palmdale, No. BC483039 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles County May 2013) (tentative opinion).
Hearing on Issues Involving Potential Litigation Over State Voting Rights Acts Before the S. Gov'tal Ops. Comm. & the L. & Justice Comm. (Wash. May 7, 2015).
National Overview of Reapportionment and Redistricting: J. Meeting Assemb. Comm. Legis. Operations & Elections & S. Comm. Legis. Operations & Elections, 76th Reg. Sess. (Nev. Mar. 10, 2011) (presentation).
Communities of Interest: An Overview of the Law: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Redistricting & the H. Comm. on Redistricting (Ore. Feb. 25, 2011).
What is Redistricting? A Citizen's Guide to Redistricting: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Redistricting & the H. Comm. on Redistricting (Ore. Feb. 4, 2011) (audio of testimony of Justin Levitt).
Hearing on H.B. 5914 Before the H. Judiciary Comm., 95th Leg. (Mich. Apr. 13, 2010) (statement of Myrna Pérez & Justin Levitt).
Proposals for Changing the Current Redistricting Process in Illinois: Hearing Before the S. Redistricting Comm., 96th Leg. (Ill. Oct. 13, 2009) (statement of Justin Levitt).
Hearing Before the Census Data Advisory Committee, 116th Leg. (Ind. Sept. 29, 2009) (statement of Justin Levitt).
Redistricting: Hearing on A.624, A.2056, and A.6287-a Before Assemb. Standing Comm. on Gov't Operations (N.Y. Oct. 17, 2006) (statement of Justin Levitt & Kahlil Williams).
- Overviews and Quick-Reference Summaries
- Presentations and Appearances
Appearances in Gerrymandering: A New Documentary Film, Green Film Company (2010).
Appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show, on the Supreme Court's 2013 civil rights cases (June 2013).
Panelist, Quick and Dirty: The New Misreading of the Voting Rights Act, SoCLASS III: Regulation, Law, and Social Science, USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (Mar. 2015).
Panelist, The Voting Rights Act — 50 Years Later, Southern District of California Judicial Conference: Is Justice Blind?, Temecula, CA (Mar. 2015).
Panelist, The Voting Rights Act at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of the Right to Vote, LSU Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA (Jan. 2015).
Presenter, U.S. Redistricting, in Texas and Beyond, Workshop Derecho Electoral Comparado, Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación, Mexico City, Mexico (Sept. 2014).
Panelist, The End of Political Gerrymandering?, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA (May 2014).
Presenter, Democracy Held Captive: Felon Voting Rights and Prison-Based Gerrymandering, 44th Annual Cal State Fullerton Philosophy Symposium, Rethinking Mass Incarceration: Gender, Race, and the Prison Industrial Complex, Cal. State University, Fullerton, CA (Apr. 2014).
Participant, Redistricting 2020: Preparing for Action, Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC (Dec. 2013).
Panelist, Shelby County v. Holder: Election Law's Impact on the Asian Pacific American Community, U.C. Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA (Nov. 2013).
Speaker, Exploring the Post-Shelby Voting Rights Act Framework, American Constitution Society, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 2013).
Speaker, The Future of Voting Rights after Shelby County v. Holder, Public Policy Lecture Series, Reed College, Portland, OR (Oct. 2013).
Speaker, Voting Rights After Shelby County v. Holder: What Now?, American Constitution Society, University of La Verne College of Law, La Verne, CA (Oct. 2013).
Speaker, Gerrymandering, Voter Suppression, and the Voting Rights Act, Rogers School of Law, Tucson, AZ (Mar. 2013).
Panelist, The Future of the Voting Rights Act, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (Mar. 2013).
Panelist, Law and Democracy: A Symposium on the Law Governing Our Democratic Process, George Washington University School of Law, Washington, DC (Nov. 2012).
Panelist, Foxes, Henhouses, and Commissions: Assessing the Nonpartisan Model in Election Administration, Redistricting, and Campaign Finance, U.C. Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA (Sept. 2012).
Panelist, Redistricting Litigation, Federalist Society Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast (Apr. 2012).
Presenter, Municipal Redistricting and Minority Representation: Democracy Outside the Box, The Politics of Race and Place Workshop, U.C. San Diego (Feb. 2012).
Panelist, A Brave New World? California's Redistricting Experiment, Institute of Governmental Studies, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (Sept. 2011).
Panelist, Redistricting Roundtable: Law and Politics in the New Decade, 2011 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (Sept. 2011).
Speaker, Reapportionment and Redistricting in Idaho and the West, Boise State University, Boise, ID (Apr. 2011).
Speaker, Redistricting 101: What You Need to Know to Get Involved, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ (Apr. 2011).
Presenter, Getting a Seat at the Table: What Nonprofits Should Know about Redistricting, NonprofitVOTE Webinar, Los Angeles, CA (Mar. 2011).
Panelist, Breaking Ground: The ABCs of Redistricting, Redistricting CA 2011 Conference, Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 2011).
Panelist, Partisan Gerrymandering: The Legal Limitations and Lack Thereof, NCSL National Redistricting Seminar, National Harbor, MD (Jan. 2011).
Kickoff Speaker, Redistricting Basics and Terminology, NCSL National Redistricting Seminar, National Harbor, MD (Jan. 2011).
Speaker, Redistricting 101: Legal Concepts That Apply to the Work of California's Citizens Redistricting Commission, California State Auditor, Sacramento, CA (Dec. 2010).
Panelist, Redistricting Decisions of the Last Decade, NCSL National Redistricting Seminar, Providence, RI (Sept. 2010).
Symposium Participant, The Potential of Citizen Redistricting, Rebooting California, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 2010).
Speaker, Redistricting - What You Need to Know to Be Effective in 2011, League of Women Voters of the United States, 49th National Convention, Atlanta, GA (June 2010) (with Myrna Pérez).
Speaker, Redistricting 101, Midwest Democracy Network, Columbus, OH (Mar. 2010).
Speaker, Redistricti ng 101:Legal Concepts That Apply to the Work of California's Citizens Redistricting Commission, California State Auditor, Applicant Review Panel, Sacramento, CA (Feb. 2010).
Speaker, Redistricting 101, Midwest Democracy Network, Chicago, IL (Feb. 2010) (with Virginia Martinez).
Speaker, Redistricting 101, League of Women Voters of Illinois Annual Issues Briefing, Chicago, IL (Feb. 2010).
Panelist, The State Legislature and the State Constitution, Focus on the Legislature: Reform and Renewal, New York State Bar Association, Comm. on Attorneys in Public Service, New York, NY (Jan. 2010).
Speaker, Redistricting: Embracing Lines in the Public Interest, Women in Government, 16th Annual State Directors' Conference, Dana Point, CA (Jan. 2010).
Panelist, Redistricting, League of Women Voters of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Dec. 2009).
Panelist, Redistricting in California, Redistricting California conference, Los Angeles, CA (Dec. 2009).
Speaker, Hot Voting Rights Topics for Municipalities: Pre-litigation Use of Alternative Voting Systems and Redistricting Consequences of Incarceration, International Municipal Lawyers Association, Columbia, SC (Dec. 2009).
Speaker, Redistricting 101-An Overview and a Timeline for Success, National Conference of State Legislatures, Chicago, IL (Oct. 2009).
Speaker, Redistricting 101, Midwest Democracy Network, Chicago, IL (Oct. 2009).
Speaker, Census 2010: Be Counted, Be Heard, National Latino/a Law Students' Conference, Chicago, IL (Sept. 2009).
Plenary Speaker, Drawing the Lines: The 2010 Census and You, Western States Center, Community Strategic Training Initiative, Portland, OR (Aug. 2009).
Speaker, Representation for the Next Decade: The 2010 Census and Redistricting, Western States Center, Community Strategic Training Initiative, Portland, OR (Aug. 2009).
Speaker,Redistricting and the Census, National Civic Summit, Minneapolis, MN (July 2009).
Panelist, Communities of Interest, National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC (Apr. 2008).
Shadowboxing and Unintended Consequences, SCOTUSblog, June 25, 2013.
Bringing Sweats to the Court, ACSblog, Feb. 26, 2013.
Cuomo's Leverage Opens Door to a Deal on Redistricting, Buffalo News, Mar. 2, 2012.
Supreme Court Messes With Texas, Voting Rights, Miller-McCune, Jan. 9, 2012.
Ten Lawyers Leaping: A New Year's Redistricting Review, Huffington Post, Jan. 3, 2012.
Contribution in The Texas Redistricting Cases, SCOTUSblog Community, Jan. 3, 2012.
Contribution in Opening the Redistricting Process to Citizens, ESRI spatial roundtable, Jan. 19, 2011.
The Big Redistricting Story of 2011: 'We, the People', Summary Judgments blog, Dec. 14, 2010.
What Tuesday Means for Redistricting, Election Law blog, Nov. 3, 2010.
A Bill to Shed Light on Redistricting, Brennan Center blog, Mar. 25, 2010 (with Garima Malhotra).
Karl Rove Is Right About Importance of Local Elections, Roll Call, Mar. 23, 2010.
Redistricting: Keeping California from Reaching #1?, Brennan Center blog, Mar. 4, 2010.
Count This As a Big Step Forward, Brennan Center blog, Feb. 12, 2010.
Redistricting Reform, for the Right Reasons, Brennan Center blog, Nov. 12, 2009.
Drawing the Lines in Ohio: A Big Step Forward, Brennan Center blog, June 24, 2009.
Drawing the Lines in Ohio: The Structure of the Competition, Brennan Center blog, June 22, 2009.
Drawing the Lines in Ohio: The Devilish Details, Brennan Center blog, June 21, 2009.
Re-redrawing the Lines, The Hill, June 29, 2006 (with Lisa Sandoval).