Thomas Wolf

Thomas Wolf

Thomas Wolf is Counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, focusing on redistricting issues. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, he was a litigation associate with the Supreme Court group of a global law firm, where his practice focused on constitutional law and strategic risk management.

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Saturday, January 05, 2019
Partisan Gerrymandering Back at the Supreme Court
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear oral argument in March for partisan gerrymandering cases out of North Carolina and Maryland. The Court’s announcement clears a path for the justices to rule on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering by the end of June 2019...
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"According to news reports, the political appointee who requested the change, John Gore, previously defended Republican redistricting plans that were later found to be discriminatory." Views
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Why The Census Asking About Citizenship Is Such A Problem
On Monday night, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that he is directing the Census Bureau to ask all respondents to the 2020 census to report their citizenship status. He made the decision over the strong objections of former census directors representing both Republican and Democratic...
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A recent survey by Lake Research Partners and WPA Intelligence shows that a supermajority of those polled (71%) support the court stepping in to place limits on the practice. Views
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Why the Supreme Court Must Strike Down Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering
Tuesday’s arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court’s blockbuster partisan-gerrymandering case should give voters who are fed up with overly aggressive drawing of district lines — most voters in the country, that is — plenty of reasons to be optimistic. The justices were active and engaged, clearly...
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