University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Davidson v. City of Cranston Documents"
Date Sep 21, 2016
Author Prison Gerrymandering Project
External Link https://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/davidson/
Abstract The District Court ruled the city's prison gerrymandering unconstitutional, reasoning that the city could not count incarcerated people in city council districts as if they were city residents while not treating them as constituents when it came time to represent them. But the First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision, allowing the City to continue using the Census' unadjusted redistricting data despite the prison miscount.
Source Prison Policy Initiative


This Resource Relates To
case Davidson v. City of Cranston, Rhode Island (VR-RI-0022)

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