What Is Gerrymandering? And Why Did the Supreme Court Rule on It?

Here’s what you need to know about the legal battle over the rigging of district maps to entrench a governing party’s political power

The New York Times
Jun 27 · 5 min read
Demonstrators protest against gerrymandering at a March 26, 2019, rally at the Supreme Court during the gerrymandering cases Lamone v. Benisek and Rucho v. Common Cause. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

By Michael Wines

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the federal courts cannot decide a question with…

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