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Gerrymandering not a federal issue

Jun 28, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that partisan gerrymandering is a political issue outside the purview of the federal courts, a major blow to activists who contend the practice of parties drawing political maps to improve their election odds is fundamentally anti-democratic and unfair to voters.

The Supreme Court had never overturned a map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, saying it lacks a clear standard for doing so. Last year it punted on two cases.

Thursday's ruli...