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Partisan Gerrymandering Will Get U.S. Supreme Court Scrutiny

  • Wisconsin case could put powerful new check on gerrymandering
  • High court has never struck down a map for being too partisan
The U.S. Supreme Court building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S.
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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether judges can throw out legislative maps for being so partisan they violate the Constitution, taking up a case that could put a powerful new check on gerrymandering.

The justices agreed to hear arguments on a Wisconsin map that a lower court said was designed to keep Republicans in control of the state legislature even if they didn’t win a majority of the votes.