Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Gerrymandering in the Supreme Court

NPR’s Nina Totenberg reports on All Things Considered about a case (Gill v. Whitford) argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week that is considered to be one of the most important of the year — about how to draw congressional district lines. When the lines are drawn to favor one political party, we speak of gerrymandering. The Court must decide if the way the State of Wisconsin drew the lines recently was so partisan that it was unconstitutional. 5 min, 8 sec, transcript available.
You can hear the oral arguments here. 58 min, transcript available under the recording.