Comments: Of Interest to Coloradans

One man, one vote? That's rather anthropocentric isn't it?

If it is proper to seek laws to protect and secure rights for "nature" is it not also proper to give electoral representation to nature? Nature is proportionally overpopulated in rural areas and, under current legislative allocations, proportionally underrepresented.

Posted by johngalt at March 31, 2016 5:15 PM

Liked the article. Considering who else to share it with.

Meanwhile, this legal analysis [PDF] is related. It considers voting schemes for special districts, which often apportion votes based on land ownership. Such schemes have been sanctioned by SCOTUS. The conclusion is on page 200 if you're in a hurry. Hint - the author is hostile to the principle. (Not sure the current status of this. The analysis is dated 1981.)

Posted by johngalt at April 1, 2016 12:21 PM

Also related: The current case which prompted Somin's article - Evenwel v. Abbott

Issue: Whether the three-judge district court correctly held that the "one-person, one-vote" principle under the Equal Protection Clause allows States to use total population, and does not require States to use voter population, when apportioning state legislative districts.
Posted by johngalt at April 1, 2016 12:28 PM
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