Charles Anthony Smith, professor of political science and law at the University of California, Irvine and others write, “On Thursday, the Supreme Court released its much-anticipated decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, saying that if a legislature draws districts that disproportionately favor one party — usually called “partisan gerrymandering” — it’s a “political question” that the federal courts can’t fix. Those who oppose partisan gerrymandering must therefore fight it in the states, where reformers have made significant gains.”

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