Congress and the Nation is the most authoritative reference on congressional trends, actions, and political and policy controversies. This award-winning series documents the most fiercely debated issues in recent American politics, providing a unique retrospective analysis of the policies the U.S. Congress. Organized by policy area, each chapter contains summaries of legislative activity, including bills passed, defeated, or postponed. No other authoritative source guides readers seamlessly through the policy output of the national legislature with the breadth, depth, and authority of Congress and the Nation.

Election Laws and Procedures

Election laws and Procedures

Reapportionment and Redistricting


The Supreme Court's landmark decisions of the 1960s on apportionment and districting set the stage for a massive redrawing of congressional district lines following the 1970 census.

The standard, as laid down in Kirkpatrick v. Preisler (1969) was that ...

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