Los Angeles Times: Partisan gerrymandering is almost as old as America, but will the Supreme Court decide it has gone too far?


Paul Smith, a lawyer for the Campaign Legal Center, said gerrymandering “is worse now than any time in recent memory.” He represents a dozen Democratic voters from Wisconsin who sued the state over its electoral map for the state Assembly...

Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center and former Republican chairman of the Federal Election Commission, urged the high court to affirm that decision. “The threat of partisan gerrymandering isn’t a Democratic or Republican issue. It’s an issue for all American voters,” he said. “We’re confident that when the justices see how pervasive and damaging this practice has become, the Supreme Court will adopt a clear legal standard that will ensure our democracy functions as it should.”

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