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Old June 19th, 2017, 08:08 AM   #1
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US Supreme Court to rule on gerrymandering

I am simply amazed that this has not been brought up previously. I hadn't even heard that it was in process. SCOTUS is about to hear a case about the constitutionality of gerrymandering.

This could have significant impact if upheld.

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The will review a state ruling which found that officials engaged in "an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander".

A federal court ruled in Wisconsin that Republican lawmakers had violated the US Constitution's equal protection under the law and free speech clauses.

The case will set a legal precedent on the long-time political practice.

In May, the Supreme Court invalidated state electoral maps in North Carolina, after finding that Republicans legislators re-drew them to diminish the political clout of African-American voters.

But the court has not ever ruled on electoral maps that have been re-drawn simply to give a political advantage to one party over another.
US Supreme Court to rule on gerrymandering - BBC News
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