This is a basic timeline of the Quantifying Gerrymandering from its early days as an undergraduate project with Christy Vaughn to the present work in court cases such as Common Cause v. Rucho.
- PRUV Summer Project in Duke Mathematics with Christy Vaughn Graves
- PRUV Summer Project and Math Independent Study and Senior Thesis with Christy Vaughn Graves
- ArXix paper published: Redistricting and the Will of the People looks at 2012 election results in NC and finds evidence of gerrymandering
- First Data+ Project Team funded by Mathematics Department (Students: Sachet Bangia, Bridget Dou, Sophie Guo; Project Manager: Christy Graves)
- Algorithm and website produced for further analysis
- GIS Tools learned/implemented
- Continuation of Data+ Project funded by Math Dept. & working with Common Cause/Tom Ross (Students: Hansung Kang, Justin Luo; Project Managers: Gregory Herschlag, Robert Ravier)
- New Java code base produced and tested
- Presentation at Sanford school
- Produce report for Common Cause vs Rucho case.
- Summer deposition: Rucho vs Common Cause
- Mattingly et al attend Beyond Gerrymandering event with Common Cause, press conference
- New website, “Quantifying Gerrymandering”, is produced
New paper published on ArXix: “Redistricting, Drawing the Line”
- Produced 3 expert reports and testified in Common Cause v Rucho
- Fall 2017 collaborate with Eric Lander on his Amicus brief for Gil v Whitford.
- Discussed in oral arguments by Kagan
- Mattingly testifies at Rucho vs Common Cause trial
- Gerrymandering Conference held at Duke University with POLIS, IID, and Metric Gerrymandering Group (Tufts)
- Herschlag writes expert report in North Carolina v. Covington
- Work on Gerrymandering in PA
- New Data+ Project: Gerrymandering & the Extent of Democracy in America
- Consider Maryland
- hold SAMSI Workshop on Quantifying Gerrymandering
- The 2018-2019 Bass Connections Gerrymandering project has 10-20 undergraduate participants, and will continue the work of the Data+ 2018 project team into the 2019 academic year
- Quantifying Gerrymandering Team submits expert report to court for Common Cause v. Lewis showing extreme partisan gerrymandering in the 2017 North Carolina legislative map drawn by the N.C. General Assembly
- Jonathan Mattingly testifies in Common Cause v. Lewis.