Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections: Kurykh, Mr. Matté [CC BY-SA 4.0]

In 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that federal courts do not have the power to throw out a State’s congressional district map even if it was designed to empower one political party over another. As a result, the court has effectively ruled that partisan gerrymandering is legal under the United States Constitution.

As part of their justification, the majority cited the fact that “Numerous States are actively addressing the issue through state constitutional amendments and legislation” In fact, there have been some recent examples where states have taken steps to combat gerrymandering. …

Ryan Sendelbach

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