Gerrymandering Foes Suffer Blow At High Court, For Now

Law360, Washington (June 18, 2018, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Opponents of political gerrymandering suffered setbacks Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to strike down electoral maps in Wisconsin and Maryland allegedly drawn to favor one party over the other, but the justices' narrow rulings mean the issue will almost certainly resurface in the near future.

The nation's top court resolved the two highly anticipated gerrymandering cases by siding with state officials and disappointing reformers who had hoped that this term would finally be the one in which the court struck down an electoral map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, having avoided doing so for decades while simultaneously criticizing the...

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