Challenges to gerrymandering outside the reach of the Supreme Court

In issuing its 5-4 opinion in Rucho et al. v. Common Cause et al., the Supreme Court has effectively withdrawn from partisan conflicts on gerrymandering playing out across the U.S. In the majority opinion, Justice Roberts stated that the challengers “asked for an unprecedented expansion of judicial power,” while Justice Kagan’s dissent stated that “the practices challenged in these cases imperil our system of government.” Read the decision here.

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