Flaws in the Efficiency Gap

Christopher P. Chambers, Alan D. Miller, Joel Sobel

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The article discusses the political concept of gerrymandering and critique the judicial tool known as the efficiency gap as a measure of electoral outcomes that addresses gerrymandering from areas of economic theory. The authors discuss gerrymandering as a possible violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court case Davis v. Bandemer, and partisanship in the formation of congressional districts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Law & Politics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2017


  • United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment
  • Gerrymandering
  • Economics
  • Partisanship
  • Davis v. Bandemer (Supreme Court case)


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