Supreme Court Sidesteps Partisan Gerrymandering Cases, Let Maps Stand for Now


The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped two major cases concerning partisan gerrymandering, allowing controversial district maps to stand and be used in this fall's midterm elections.

After the ruling, Paul Smith, a lawyer for the challengers in the Wisconsin case, said "the 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," he said.

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