Benisek v. Lamone

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Residents from the state of Maryland have brought a partisan gerrymandering challenge claiming their First Amendment rights were violated and they were discriminated against because of their political party affiliations when the state drastically redrew the sixth congressional district to unseat the incumbent Republican member of congress and ensure the election of a Democrat. ...

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About this Case

Petitioners from the state of Maryland have brought a partisan gerrymandering case claiming their First Amendment rights were violated and they were discriminated against because of their political party affiliations when the state drastically redrew the sixth congressional district to unseat the incumbent Republican member of congress and ensure the election of a Democrat. Maryland's redistricting process happened in 2011, and the result was a severe partisan bias.The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for this case on March 28, 2018.

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