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The Supreme Court Ruling on Gerrymandering
Jul 2, 2019 at 12:26 AM
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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.

Food For Thought

Should the Supreme Court have weighed in on partisan gerrymandering, or did they make the right call? What will the consequences of this ruling be?

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