The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that partisan gerrymandering claims cannot be resolved by the courts.
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The court ruled 5-4 in favor of the people.
Huge, huge decision:https://t.co/ImKkv3soqp
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) June 27, 2019
#SCOTUS rules that partisan-gerrymandering challenges to electoral maps are political questions that are not reviewable in federal court, dismissing challenges by Dem. voters to NC congressional map drawn by Rep. officials and by Rep. voters to 1 district drawn by Dems in Md.
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 27, 2019
Respected Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) praised the ruling, saying, “We want elected representatives who are accountable to the people making decisions on district lines, not unelected bureaucrats.”
The #SCOTUS apportionment decision is a win for the American people.
We want elected representatives who are accountable to the people making decisions on district lines, not unelected bureaucrats.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 27, 2019