Yesterday the nation’s top court decided to punt in two closely watched cases. Effectively approving political gerrymandering — seen as win for Republicans — the court said such questions should be handled at the state level. But it didn’t buy the Trump administration’s argument for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, which was met with measured relief from Democrats, though justices left the door open for the White House to make its case in lower courts.
What’s the bigger picture? While both rulings show the court generally leans conservative, OZY reports, they also prove Chief Justice John Roberts is still capable of throwing a curveball at the Trump administration.