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Keedy Cup Goes to Team of Rubin and Gomez

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Judge Marjorie O. Rendell
JASON P. RUBIN AND RUBEN D. GOMEZ won the 2004 Keedy Cup competition in January. The three-judge panel also named Rubin “Best Oralist.”

Rubin and Gomez squared off against Martin J. Crisp and Shannon Shah. They argued a redistricting case in Pennsylvania in which Democratic voters accused the Republican-controlled legislature of redrawing the legislative map to favor their candidates, thus violating the Equal Protection Clause.

The issues in the case, which has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court, were as follows: Should voters affiliated with major political parties be able to bring a claim of unconstitutional political gerrymandering to court? If voters can bring such claims to court, does a state violate the Constitution when the state abandons traditional, neutral districting principles in favor of strategies that benefit a single political party?

Keedy Cup jurists were the Hon. Andre M. Davis, U.S. District Court of Maryland; the Hon. Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Named for the late Penn Law Dean Edwin R. Keedy, the competition culminates the Law School’s intramural brief writing and oral advocacy moot court tournament. It is open to all second-year students.

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