Jun 19, 2017

Supreme Court to hear gerrymandering case

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will take up a case involving partisan redistricting in the state of Wisconsin.

  • Background, from the Washington Post: "The court accepted a case from Wisconsin, where a divided panel of three federal judges last year ruled last year that the state's Republican leadership in 2011 pushed through a plan so partisan that it violated the Constitution's First Amendment and equal rights protections."
  • Why it matters: "[T]he Supreme Court has never found a plan unconstitutional because of partisan gerrymandering. If it does, it would have a revolutionary impact on the reapportionment that comes after the 2020 election..."
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