Supreme Court throws out challenge to districts drawn by GOP controlled states
The Federalist Papers:
President Trump and Michigan Republicans were just handed a huge victory by the Supreme Court on a case involving redrawn congressional districts, as Reuters reports:The court had made a similar ruling in another state. It means that the state legislature will be the final arbiters of partisan gerrymandering and not liberal judges.
“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn electoral districts in Michigan that Democrats said were illegally configured to dilute their voting power, an action taken in the aftermath of major rulings by the justices in June prohibiting federal courts from hearing such claims.
The Supreme Court’s action voided an order in April by a three-judge panel to rework 34 districts in the state legislature and U.S. House of Representatives whose boundaries were crafted purely to advantage Republicans, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering.