RANKED-CHOICE VOTING AS REPRIEVE FROM THE COURT-ORDERED MAP.

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Date: June 2021
From: Michigan Law Review(Vol. 119, Issue 8)
Publisher: Michigan Law Review Association
Document Type: Article
Length: 16,535 words
Lexile Measure: 1630L

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Thus far, legal debates about the rise of ranked-choice voting have centered on whether legislatures can lawfully adopt the practice. This Note turns attention to the courts and the question of remedies. It proposes that courts impose ranked-choice voting as a redistricting remedy. Ranked-choice voting allows courts to cure redistricting violations without also requiring that they draw copious numbers of districts, a process the Supreme Court has described as a "political thicket." By keeping courts away from the fact-specific, often arbitrary judgments involved in redistricting, ranked-choice voting makes for the redistricting remedy that best protects the integrity of the judicial role.

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