The Supreme Court Has Not Seen Your Gif About the Evils of Gerrymandering

Can states draw fair districts if the Constitution requires legislators to meddle?

The saga of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a young and photogenic* Republican whose staff bungled a profile of his lavishly decorated office and turned a flock of reporters loose on his finances, lacks an element of drama. Thanks to a 2011 gerrymander of Illinois, designed to elect as many Democrats as possible, Schock is at no threat of losing a general election. "In Peoria," wrote Sheryl Stolberg in an on-the-ground profile of Schock's problems, "there are few Schock haters." Schock could draw a primary challenger, but no Republican in his district seems capable of losing an election.

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