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October, 2019

 

Redistricting

Coalition for Non-Partisan Redistricting 2900 W Anderson Ln C-200-322 Austin, TX 78757 512/299-5001 [email protected] Proposal for non-partisan congressional redistricting plans in Texas Petition in Intervention of Jon Roland in Perez v. Perry, the Texas redistricting case, September 6, 2011. Part 1. Part 2. Exhibit A — Plot of curves representing alternative maps and the Standard of Proof proposed. Order by U.S. District Court — August 4, 2006, adopting a redistricting proposal and ordering the election to be conducted according to it in those districts. Texas Election Code Section 204.021, according to which election isRead More


Nullification

State Nullification of Federal Action An important way to seek constitutional compliance is to organize widespread civil refusal to comply with unlawful official actions. A precedent for this was the 1783 Pennsylvania Council of Censors, discussed by James Madison in Federalist #48. The objective is to avoid having to launch separate legislation for every usurpation, but to provide a process by which resistance may be mobilized quickly as usurpations occur. The items below concern doing this at the state level for federal actions. Proposal for a Federal Action Review Commission (Nullification Commission).Read More


Constitutional Amendments

Draft Amendments to U.S. Constitution This is a collection of draft amendments to the Constitution for the United States. These should be regarded as short position statements on constitutional construction. It is subject to frequent additions and revisions, so readers may want to revisit often. There are three groups of amendments: Clarifying, Remedial, and Substantive. The Clarifying are intended only to return legal practice to original understanding. The Remedial are intended to correct errors and omissions. The Substantive are intended to add some additional powers that many people might think the national governmentRead More