Anthony Kennedy's Retirement is a Bad Sign for Fixing Gerrymandering
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire from the Supreme Court could immediately sway the battle over partisan gerrymandering, where Kennedy’s vote was seen as essential in getting the high court to step in and explain how far lawmakers can go to draw electoral districts to their advantage.
Ruth Greenwood, a lawyer at Campaign Legal Center representing plaintiffs challenging partisan gerrymandered maps in Wisconsin and North Carolina, said challengers would continue to make their case in court.
“No matter who is on the Court, we will keep fighting for fair maps. That has not changed,” she said in a statement.