US Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering

By Robert Barnes, 20 June 2017
US Supreme Court building (Photo credit: Flickr)
US Supreme Court building (Photo credit: Flickr)
The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American elections are conducted. So far, the Supreme Court has never found a plan unconstitutional because of partisan gerrymandering. If it does, it would have a revolutionary impact on the reapportionment that comes after the 2020 election, and could come at the expense of Republicans, who control the process in the majority of states.
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