- Erwin Chemerinsky: In a key voting rights case, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that election districts be drawn on basis of total population
- If the court had ruled that districts be drawn based on eligible voters, minorities' democratic representation would have suffered, he says
Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine, is the author of "The Case Against the Supreme Court." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)The Supreme Court's decision on Monday in Evenwel v. Abbott is important because of what the court did not do: It did not change the way in which voting districting is done in the United States. The court reaffirmed that state and local governments may draw election districts on the basis of total population.