Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) is quoted about NC lawmakers reaching across aisle to end gerrymandering
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Office of Communications and Public Relations
April 5, 2017
Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90), director of the law school’s ranked Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program, is quoted in the following story, “NC Lawmakers Reach Across Aisle to End Gerrymandering,” that was published by Public News Service on April 4, 2017.
Following is an excerpt:
Chris Coughlin, a professor at the Wake Forest University School of Law, explains the importance of such an effort. “Because it’s so hard for individuals who are of the party that’s not in power to win in an area that’s been unfairly gerrymandered for political purposes, you don’t get contested races, and when you don’t get contested races we tend to see more ultra-partisan individuals win,” she explained.