Supreme Court takes appeal in case where lower court banned partisan gerrymanding

NY Times:

Court Case on Gerrymanders Could Reshape Politics in U.S.

  • The Supreme Court will consider whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution, which could lead to limits on a practice that dates to the early days of the Republic.
  • While the high court has struck down voting districts on racial grounds, it has never disallowed a legislative map drawn along partisan lines.
It should be noted that the Supreme Court stayed the lower court's ruling against the redistricting, and the liberals on the court voted against the review of the lower court ruling.  That suggest a good chance that ruling favoring the Democrat case will be reversed.  What they should consider is whether it is all right to pack racial and ethnic groups into a district in order to ensure elections of people from those groups.


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