State legislatures have started to convert 1990 census data into new districts and the political maneuvering has begun. Accusations about partisan or racially motivated gerrymandering have begun to fill the op-ed pages. Meanwhile, in the popular press there is hand-wringing about the expense and waste of campaigning for elective office, the lack of responsiveness of legislatures, and the corrupting influence of special interests in politics. Like most controversial social issues of our day, many of these concerns about regulating the electoral process will end up in court.

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