On October 3 the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that will, for better or worse, literally reshape American democracy.

Wisconsin plaintiffs in Whitford v Gill asked for constitutional protection against the dilution of their votes from extreme partisan gerrymandering in the state, the practice of drawing legislative and Congressional district boundaries to maximize the seat advantage for the incumbent party.

Several justices voiced concern over the courts jumping into this political thicket. But there was no acknowledgement that this Court has been an enabler in allowing political parties to draw electoral districts with the explicit goal of maximizing electoral advantage, over the right of citizens to cast an equally weighted vote.

Read on in Newsweek: https://www.newsweek.com/how-supreme-court-enabled-gerrymandering-boundaries-692836

 

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