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Redistricting and the Politics of Reform Paperback – December 1, 2010


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  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Independent Books; First edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983161208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983161202
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,812,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Donald Scarinci is a founder and managing partner of the law firm of Scarinci and Hollenbeck in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. He served as a Democratic counsel to the New Jersey Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions in 2001. Mark J. Magyar served as a Statehouse reporter, state government official, public policy institute director, and policy director for an independent gubernatorial campaign in 2009. He teaches labor studies at Rutgers University.

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Donald Scarinci was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1956. His book, "David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution" received academic acclaim when it was published in 2005 as the first and only biography of this important behind the scenes player at the constitutional convention of 1787. His most recent book, "Redistricting & the Politics of Reform," published in 2010 has been used as a primer on redistricting in at least 15 states where this decennial process is performed by appointed commissions.


Donald's writing blends his academic training from New York University's Graduate School of Arts where he received an MA in English Language and Literature with his legal training and experience. Donald practices law in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington DC and is the founder of one of the largest law firms in New Jersey. His practice includes government law, business law, entertainment law, & health care.

In addition to his work as a writer and a lawyer, Donald is a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to review and recommend coin and medal designs. He is an acknowledged authority and frequent speaker on the subject of medalic sculpture and art.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emma F. on May 18, 2012
Format: Paperback
Scarinci shows that modern redistricting reform can rise above partisan politics and lead to greater protections for minority voters, but it is not easy. By examining the effectiveness of various commission formats and reform measures across the country, he shows what works and what doesn't.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Sforza on May 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
As a business owner faced with redistricting issues, I wish I had found Scarinci's book sooner. I would not have wasted valuable time and effort trying to educate myself on this complicated topic. The book offers everything I needed all in one place.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer D Roof on April 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
As redistricting fights rage on, Scarinci's Redistricting And The Politics Of Reform is a voice of reason. He makes the case that reform can succeed in the face of partisan politics. His book is a must read for anyone involved in the redistricting process and a wonderful resource for anyone else who wants to learn more than what the news headlines tell you.
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