When drawing a line is hard – Equal Future – Medium
The Supreme Court will soon hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case that confronts the question of when partisan gerrymandering is, or is not, constitutional.
This case could be pivotal in drawing a bright line between acceptable and unacceptable partisan gerrymandering, and much is at stake. The upcoming 2020 decennial census will determine how congressional seats are apportioned to each state, and guide how states redraw voting districts. The Voting Rights Act was significantly diminished in 2013, and advocates fear that millions of people will be effectively disenfranchised as a result. And the country has become highly polarized, with many Americans frustrated that their voices, and their votes, are not being heard.