The gerrymandering cases to watch in 2018

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios 

This year could be one of the most consequential years on voting districts as the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts are set to rule on cases involving partisan and racial gerrymandering.

Why it matters: These cases could decide some state voting maps are unconstitutional, which would alter how maps are created and implement a concrete legal standard for determining when redistricting is infected with political bias.