‘Packing and cracking’: Hyson’s take on gerrymandering

STOCKBRIDGE — In a hyperpartisan political world of the kind we’re seeing now, it helps to understand why we got to this point.

That’s where former Villanova University law professor John Hyson comes in. He’ll give a talk on partisanship and its history on Saturday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at the Stockbridge Library.

In his farewell presidential address in 1797, George Washington was dismayed at the establishment of political parties. He was concerned that they’re likely to “become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for …

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