May 24, 2019

Supreme Court blocks gerrymandering rulings from Michigan, Ohio

The Supreme Court has granted Republican requests to block court-ordered congressional redistricting in Ohio and Michigan in advance of the 2020 elections, Reuters reports.

The state of play: The lower courts found that district boundaries were gerrymandered after the 2010 Census for Republican gain.

What's next: The court will issue rulings on partisan gerrymandering in 2 other cases in the weeks to come.

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The Americans who can't hide from coronavirus

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The stock markets are in bad shape, but for the millions of Americans who aren’t invested in stocks, coronavirus is presenting a far more imminent concern.

Why it matters: Quarantines usually work with at least 90% participation, but many Americans lack the flexibility to work remotely, take a sick day or absorb having schools close.

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Wall Street notches worst week for stocks since 2008

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images

Stocks closed down about 1% on Friday, ending the worst week for Wall Street since the financial crisis.

Why it matters: The stretch of declines came after a spike in coronavirus cases around the world earlier this week. The steep losses prompted questions about the fate of the record-long economic expansion, as well as a rare statement from the Federal Reserve.

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