Will Justices Draw the Line on Gerrymandering?
Boundaries needed. When it comes to drawing congressional districts, courts have avoided setting limits on how much a majority party can dilute or concentrate its rivals’ voters. Last week, a federal circuit court invalidated North Carolina’s GOP-drawn districts, and there are similar cases from Maryland and Pennsylvania, where Republicans had better luck in federal court but must rebut another challenge in the state’s Supreme Court Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court, which already rejects racial gerrymandering, has hinted it might be ready to tame the political version in a Wisconsin case it’s mulling over.