Court Declines to Set Limits on Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court today declined to impose limits on partisan gerrymandering, a decision that could embolden lawmakers from both parties intent on redrawing congressional maps for political advantage. The 5-4 decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts who, along with the court’s other conservatives, concluded the courts have no role in policing whether partisan… Read more »

Supreme Court Weighs Limits on Gerrymandering

A year after essentially punting on the issue, the Supreme Court this week considered whether new limits on partisan gerrymandering are warranted. The process of how congressional district maps are drawn and altered has taken on increasing importance in recent years. The Supreme Court has never struck down a voting district as an unconstitutional partisan… Read more »

Supreme Court Punts on Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed electoral maps in Wisconsin and Maryland to remain in place for now, side-stepping the question of whether extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has never struck down a voting district as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander and such a ruling would likely change future political elections across the… Read more »

Supreme Court Considers Limits on Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether a redistricting map in Maryland violates the Constitution. The case marks the second time this term that the high court has weighed the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering, where the party in power reconfigures voting districts to give itself an advantage in future elections. In October, the justices… Read more »