Supreme Court Punts on Partisan Gerrymandering Cases


The Supreme Court on Monday passed up its two opportunities this term to rule on when and whether states violate the Constitution by drawing electoral maps that sharply favor one political party, leaving unresolved the glut of challenges to political maps working their way through federal courts.

"This case is very much still alive. We now have the opportunity to demonstrate the real and concrete harms that result from partisan gerrymandering in the lower court, the same court that struck down the Wisconsin mapping scheme to begin with,” said Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center.

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