US Supreme Court to rule on gerrymandering

US Supreme Court to rule on gerrymandering
 

The Supreme Court will soon determine if gerrymandering, where political parties re-draw voting districts in order to favour their party, is legal.
The will review a state ruling which found that officials engaged in "an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander".
A federal court ruled in Wisconsin that Republican lawmakers had violated the US Constitution's equal protection under the law and free speech clauses.
The case will set a legal precedent on the long-time political practice.
In May, the Supreme Court invalidated state electoral maps in North Carolina, after finding that... read more

 
19 June 2017 in World News, Views: 30
Source: BBC
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