Will the Gerrymandering Ruling Motivate Donors and Voters?

Governing: After years of declining to take up the issue, the U.S. Supreme Court finally weighed in on partisan gerrymandering last month. But the ruling -- that the question of political gerrymanders is “beyond the reach” of the federal judiciary -- doesn’t settle the fight over voting maps. It shifts the battle from the courts to elections -- especially for state legislatures, where those political boundaries are typically drawn after the once-a-decade Census.

Republican groups cheered the decision.

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