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Partisan Gerrymandering (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-11-24

Duration: 00:06:46

Subjects: Apportionment (Election law) | Gerrymandering | Elections | Politics


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Marks, Brian Interviewee


This segment from the November 24, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ interview with Dr. Brian Marks, a professor of political geography at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. He discusses: the recent United States Supreme Court case on gerrymandering; partisan gerrymandering; the gerrymandering of Louisiana’s Congressional districts; the impact of race on the process; different measurements for gerrymandering; and the best practices for redistricting.