Justices To Hear Historic Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Law360, Washington (June 19, 2017, 4:10 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court will have the chance to rule for the first time in its history that a politically driven gerrymander is unconstitutional, agreeing to hear a case Monday involving Wisconsin’s 2011 electoral redistricting plan for the state legislature that Democrats say Republicans drew unfairly.

The case, Gill v. Whitford, is the first time in years that the justices have agreed to tackle the question of whether federal courts are allowed to reject a state’s redistricting plan on the grounds that it was drawn to give...
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