TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 3, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in a case that could determine whether extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional, The New York Times reports. While they all seem to agree that gerrymandering is “distasteful,” as Justice Samuel Alito put it, the justices have differing perspectives for determining when the practice veers into the realm of violating the Constitution. In his remarks, Chief Justice John Roberts worried that the court’s legitimacy would be damaged by a ruling appearing to favor one political party or another.