Bloomberg Law
April 4, 2019, 11:28 AM

Neutral Panels No Panacea for Gerrymandering Ills

Bruce Kaufman
Bruce Kaufman

The Supreme Court’s newest justices—Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh—pointed to independent redistricting commissions as a way for the court to continue to stay out of contentious partisan gerrymandering fights.

  • Neutral Solution: The justices have struggled for decades to come up with a way to police partisan gerrymandering, but have so far failed to do so.

  • No Panacea: But these commissions—which move redistricting out of the hands of legislators and into bipartisan or nonpartisan commissions—might not be the solution the justices hope for. Kimberly Robinson reports.

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