There's No Quit in the Fight Over Partisan Gerrymandering

Courthouse News Service

Even with two inconclusive decisions from the Supreme Court last month in cases that could have cleared a legal path to ending partisan gerrymandering, a renewed challenge in North Carolina and a turn to the states could give advocates more options going forward.

“I’ve been fighting these cases for four years and I’m certainly not giving up,” Ruth Greenwood, senior legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center said on a conference call last week.

The Supreme Court did not reach the merits of two partisan gerrymandering cases it heard during its most recent term, one brought by Wisconsin Democrats and another by Maryland Republicans, continuing a trend of the high court struggling to develop a workable standard by which it should judge such cases.

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