The Role of Judges and Justices in Redistricting

September 28, 2021 • 5:30 PM • Sanford Fleishman Commons

This Keynote is part of the "Redistricting and American Democracy" conference. In recent years, the legal landscape of redistricting has shifted dramatically as landmark cases involving racial and partisan gerrymandering have been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. As a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, James Andrew Wynn has become one of the nation's leading jurists and legal thinkers on questions of redistricting and redistricting reform. Judge Wynn will share his thoughts on why the Supreme Court's recent redistricting decision of Rucho v. Common Cause is a stark example of judicial activism. Moderated by Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. Register at: The general public may register and participate virtually in all conference events. Attendance at in-person events is limited to individuals with a Duke ID plus invited guests. For more information, please contact Meg Bittle at