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Republicans Rejected by Supreme Court on Congressional Maps

  • Justices leave in place maps in North Carolina, Pennsylvania
  • Four justices indicate desire to take up gerrymandering issue
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Supreme Court turned away Republican challenges to congressional maps drawn for this year’s election by state courts in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Over three dissents, the justices left in force a North Carolina Supreme Court ruling that could help Democrats in the November election. The state court said a map drawn by the Republican-controlled General Assembly was so partisan that it violated several provisions of the state constitution.