Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Partisan Gerrymandering in a Setback For Reformers
In a setback for political reformers, the Supreme Court on Monday refused 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 lawsuit, said Paul Smith, a lawyer for the Campaign Legal Center. “It puts us, unfortunately, back in the district court.”