April 4, 2016

American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson on Evenwel v. Abbott


Nanya Springer, Associate Director of Communications

(202) 741-0685, nspringer@acslaw.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court today held in Evenwel v. Abbott that it is permissible to use total population and not only eligible voter population in the drawing of legislative districts, dealing a victory to voting rights advocates.  American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson said:

“Today in Evenwel v. Abbott, the Supreme Court wisely rejected an effort to dilute the political representation of minorities and children. As states across the country implement new voting restrictions at breakneck speed, it is vital to reaffirm our commitment to equal representation for all people. We still have a long way to go to ensure that all Americans have a voice in our government, and today’s decision is an important start.”

For more information, contact Nanya Springer, Associate Director of Communications, at nspringer@acslaw.org.

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is the nation's leading progressive legal organization. In its 15th year, ACS has a nationwide network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals dedicated to making the law a force to improve lives of all people. For more information about the organization or to locate one of the more than 200 lawyer and law student chapters in 48 states, please visit www.acslaw.org.