Akron Chapter Meeting at Stow-Munroe Falls Library

Monday, December 4th 2017 at 7:00 pm
Monday, December 4th 2017 at 8:45 pm

A controversial political topic of recent years has been the issue of partisan political gerrymandering. What is it? What is so important about it? The issue is even before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will review Gill v. Whitford, a case in which a federal district court struck down Republican-drawn state assembly maps in Wisconsin on the grounds of partisan gerrymandering. Find out the answers to these questions and learn more about the subject and the case now on the Supreme Court's docket when University of Akron law professor Martin Belsky joins us Mon., Dec. 4, to give a talk on the subject. Professor Belsky is a former dean of the UA School of Law and is currently a fulltime faculty member as the Randolph Baxter Professor of Law. Prior to coming to the University of Akron in 2008, he had served as an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Florida, Dean and President and Professor at Albany Law School, and Dean and Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Before joining the ranks of academia, he had served as a prosecutor and as counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives.