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National experts on redistricting and state politics to converge on Boise tomorrow

An array of national experts on redistricting and state politics will speak at a free conference Saturday at the state Capitol sponsored by Boise State University. It's the second piece of a two-part series; the first, on April 16, focused on redistricting in Idaho. At this Saturday's session, speakers will include Tim Storey of the National Conference of State Legislatures; Harvard University senior research scientist Micah Altman, who focuses on the intersection of information, technology, and politics; Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, a nationally known expert in election law and redistricting; Priscilla Southwell, professor and chair of the political science department at the University of Oregon; political scientist Michael P. McDonald of George Mason University and the Brookings Institution; University of Texas-Austin political scientist Jason Casellas, an expert on Latino politics and legislative politics; Peverill Squire, professor at the University of Missouri and an expert on state legislatures; and more.

The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the state Capitol Auditorium. More than 100 students are enrolled in the two-session conference for credit, but it's also open to the public for free; there's more info here, and you can watch it live online here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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