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Louisiana Redistricting Summit (2018)




Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-01-19

Duration: 00:56:56

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Apportionment (Election law) | Politics | Elections


  • Courtney, Beth Moderator
  • Smith, Pat Panelist
  • Riser, Neil Panelist
  • Chabert, Norby Panelist


Beth Courtney moderates a panel on Louisiana’s Redistricting History at the Louisiana Redistricting Summit sponsored by Fair Districts Louisiana in Baton Rouge on January 19, 2018. The panelists are State Representative Pat Smith, State Senator Neil Riser, and State Senator Norby Chabert. They discuss: whether the Legislature can draw fair districts; the contentious debates during the redistricting process in 2011; minority representation; their concerns about having an independent panel responsible for redistricting; the impact of technology on the process; the role of the Governor; partisan gerrymandering; the impact of Louisiana’s cultural diversity on the redistricting process; and term limits.