U.S. Supreme Court 'Punts' on Gerrymandering Case


The U.S. Supreme Court effectively punted on a landmark gerrymandering ruling with implications for Wisconsin and other states, sending the case back to a lower court.

Paul Smith, vice president of litigation and strategy at the Campaign Legal Center, who argued before the Supreme Court opposing the Republican-drawn plan said, "Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory. The Supreme Court has the opportunity to ensure the maps in Wisconsin are drawn fairly, and further, has the opportunity to create ground rules that safeguard every citizen's right to freely choose their representatives."

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