Caroline Fredrickson joined the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) in 2009 and serves as president. She is author of Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over (2015). Before joining ACS, Fredrickson served as the director of the ACLU’s Washington legislative office and as general counsel and legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, Fredrickson was chief of staff to Sen. Maria Cantwell and deputy chief of staff to then-Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. During the Clinton administration, she served as special assistant to the president for legislative affairs. Fredrickson is a member of Law Students for Reproductive Justice's Advisory Board. In 2013, she was named a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. Fredrickson is co-chair of the National Constitution Center's Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board. In 2015 she was named a Demos senior fellow.
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As has been widely reported, the congressional redistricting process in many places has devolved into an anti-democratic procedure where politicians essentially decide who they want their voters to be.
Allowing state legislatures to draw district lines is thought to produce two evils: incumbent protection and gerrymandering (enabling the party in control to draw districts in a way likely to produce more seats for that party than would result based on its overall strength in the state). One way to combat these evils is to create a non-partisan commission, independent of the legislature.
Caroline Fredrickson, president of the liberal American Constitution Society, said the court “wisely rejected an effort to dilute the political representation of minorities and children.”
Gerrymandering is such a tried and tested electioneering technique that one might think that the founders intended for political parties to draw boundaries for congressional districts to suit their interests.