Bloomberg Law
Jan. 4, 2019, 9:31 AMUpdated: Jan. 4, 2019, 8:40 PM

Panels to End Gerrymandering Could Reach SCOTUS (2)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

Redistricting commissions formed to draw fairer congressional maps have sprung up in more than one third of states—partly in response to the lack of judicial clarity on partisan gerrymandering. But their legal vitality could be on shaky ground.

But some legal scholars believe it’s only a matter of time before a challenge to these panels materializes and reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, where a newly fortified conservative majority with the addition of Brett Kavanaugh could reverse a 2015 precedent and find them unconstitutional.

The often non-partisan panels have formed in response to partisan gerrymandering, where voter maps are drawn by ...

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