Why High Court May Not Rein In Gerrymandering This Term

By Junaid Odubeko (June 7, 2018, 1:56 PM EDT) -- During the current term, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two redistricting cases involving claims of partisan gerrymandering. Now, commentators, observers and map-drawers across the country are waiting to see if the Supreme Court will rein in the practice and its damaging effects on our democratic system.

Every 10 years, states are required to redraw both their congressional and state legislative districts to ensure they remain representative of the state's overall population. In many instances, map-drawers use redistricting as a tool to stack the deck in favor of one political party. This manipulation of the system is called gerrymandering,...

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