Table of Contents


Preface

Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

Chapter 2
A HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

A Brief Overview of Electoral Systems
   At-large
   Single- and Multimember Districts
The Uncommitted Constitution
Conclusion

Chapter 3
THE 1842 APPORTIONMENT ACT

Initial Impetuses and Ensuing Roadblocks
Tremendous Implications?
The Federalism Debate
A Mirror of the People
The Aftermath
Conclusion
Notes

Chapter 4
THE 1967 SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICT MANDATE

The Checkered History of Single-Member Congressional Districts
The Judiciaryís Entrance into the "Political Thicket"
Congress Fights Back
The Need to Guard Against Southern Racial Minority Vote Dilution
Overview of the Debate
Conclusion
Notes


Chapter 5
THE CURRENT CONTEXT

The Evolution of Sections 2 and 5 of the Voting Right Act 
The Purported and Practical Problems of Race-Conscious Districting
An Explanation of the Statesí Choice of Voting Systems Act
Note

Chapter 6
CONCLUSION

Appendix I  not online

Court Cases & Selected Bibliography