US SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON GERRYMANDERING

THE SUPREME COURT WILL SOON DETERMINE IF GERRYMANDERING, WHERE POLITICAL PARTIES RE-DRAW VOTING DISTRICTS IN ORDER TO FAVOUR THEIR PARTY, IS LEGAL.

THIS SUPREME COURT, WITH ITS CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY, MAY SHY AWAY FROM SUCH AN OUTCOME.

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.
This Supreme Court, with its conservative majority, may shy away from such an outcome.
The Supreme Court will soon determine if gerrymandering, where political parties re-draw voting districts in order to favour their party, is legal.

The Supreme Court will soon determine if gerrymandering, where political parties re-draw voting districts in order to favour their party, is legal. The will review a state ruling which found that officials engaged in "an...

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