The American Supreme Court Voted Thursday not to rule political partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional. The cases presented to the court included North Carolina and Maryland, where Republicans and Democrats were accused respectively of manipulating the district lines to increase their support base. But the judges concluded that gerrymandering accusation poses ’political questions beyond the reach of federal courts.’
How are people reacting? Activists say the court-ruling signals a missed opportunity to outlaw an obviously anti-democratic practice. The decision, they worry, could lead to more extreme gerrymandering in the future.