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The Quick Facts
- Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that federal courts have no role to play in disputes over partisan gerrymandering.
- The court rejected challenges to Republican-drawn congressional districts in North Carolina and a Democratic district in Maryland.
- The case, called Rucho v. Common Cause, divided the court 5-4 along partisan lines.
- Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion, called the matter a political issue, which should be decided by voters and elected officials, not courts.