U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Texas Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Jan 17, 2018

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The United States Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Texas Democrats to re-examine whether congressional districts in the Lone Star State were redrawn along partisan lines.

As The Austin American-Statesman reports, the High Court said it lacked jurisdiction in the case. However, the Supreme Court is still slated to hear similar cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, and those cases may ultimately affect the way Texas (and every other state) is allowed to redraw political lines.

And this isn’t the end of the story for Texas at the high court regarding this matter, either. While the court has refused to hear the case regarding whether the district lines were redrawn to favor one political party, the court will still hear a case about whether the lines were redrawn with an eye toward racial discrimination.