Pick a Number, Any Number: State Representation in Congress after the 2000 Census

12 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2001

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Paul H. Edelman

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Suzanna Sherry

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Abstract

In this essay, Professors Edelman and Sherry explain the mathematics behind the allocation of congressional seats to each state, and survey the different methods of allocation that Congress has used over the years. Using 2000 census figures, they calculate each state's allocation under five different methods, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods.

Suggested Citation

Edelman, Paul H. and Sherry, Suzanna, Pick a Number, Any Number: State Representation in Congress after the 2000 Census. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=276369 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.276369

Paul H. Edelman (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

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Suzanna Sherry

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
United States
615-322-0993 (Phone)

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