Supreme Court Decides Not to Decide on Constitutionality of Partisan Gerrymandering

Fairfield Daily Republic

In a setback for political reformers, the Supreme Court refused Monday to strike down partisan gerrymandering as unconstitutional and set aside cases from Wisconsin and Maryland for procedural reasons.

On Monday, the lawyers who brought the Wisconsin case said they were disappointed, but would not give up their legal fight. “This leaves us with a great deal of options” for reviving the gerrymandering suit, said Paul Smith, a lawyer for the Campaign Legal Center. “It puts us, unfortunately, back in the district court.”

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