Efforts to Limit Partisan Gerrymandering Falter at Supreme Court
A decades-long effort to keep politicians from drawing district lines that entrench themselves and their parties in power faltered Monday at the Supreme Court, as justices sidestepped the question of when extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional.
Paul Smith, a Washington lawyer who represented the Wisconsin challengers, said they would accept the court’s invitation to return to lower court with plaintiffs spread across Wisconsin. He said the ruling provides his side with a “great deal of options . . . and running room.”