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    Justices Take on Partisan Gerrymandering Case

    Will they reapportion the issue? The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider constitutional limits on how parties in power draw legislative districts to disadvantage their opposition. Gerrymandering is as old as the republic — Patrick Henry did it — and the high court has previously only intervened when it dilutes minority representation. But now the Supreme Court will step in after three federal judges ruled against a Wisconsin redistricting that they said was so partisan it violated constituents’ rights to equal representation by giving one party a disproportionate advantage.

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