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How does the argument go that gerrymandering restricts freedom of association?

It falls to the entire "voters choosing legislators vs legislators choosing their voters" meme. If there is an objective criteria for drawing boundaries in a logical, geometrically simple method, ...
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How democratic was Venezuela when Hugo Chavez was elected?

Voter turnout in Venezuela's 1998 presidential election was 63%, which is mildly-moderately higher than the United States (50.3% in 2000, 55.7% in 2004, 58.2% in 2008, 54.9% in 2012, an estimated 55.5%...
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Do the Democratic/Republican parties have any control over their membership and primary voters

Do the Democratic/Republican parties have any control over their membership? That depends entirely on how you define "Membership". If you mean a registered voter, then no. A party cannot force ...
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Do the Democratic/Republican parties have any control over their membership and primary voters

In theory political parties in the U.S. have control over their membership, however it doesn't matter much in practice. One of the more unique things about the U.S. election process is that the rules ...
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Does freedom of association give private organizations the right to discriminate on a religious basis?

Would this also allow a private organization to discriminate on a religious basis, e.g. could the Boy Scouts also prohibit Muslims, Scientologists, or Mormons from joining? The answer is: it depends. ...
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Does freedom of association give private organizations the right to discriminate on a religious basis?

The ability of a private organization to discriminate based on religion is governed by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act or the state equivalent law. Essentially these laws prohibit the government ...
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How does the argument go that gerrymandering restricts freedom of association?

The only current way a gerrymander is considered unconstitutional* is if it serves to disenfrachise protected classes (e.g. people of a specific race or religion, or probably things like gender). The ...
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Does freedom of association give private organizations the right to discriminate on a religious basis?

There is the freedom of association, that allows private organizations to choose who can or can't be members of their organization, so in that regard, they can select on pretty much any basis. ...
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