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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 09:33 AM

Supreme Court tosses challenge to Republican-drawn Michigan electoral maps [View all]

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn electoral districts in Michigan that Democrats said were illegally configured to dilute their voting power, an action taken in the aftermath of major rulings by the justices in June prohibiting federal courts from hearing such claims.

The Supreme Courtís action voided an order in April by a three-judge panel to rework 34 districts in the state legislature and U.S. House of Representatives whose boundaries were crafted purely to advantage Republicans, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering.

The justices had put the panelís decision on hold before they issued their rulings in the two major gerrymandering cases from Maryland and North Carolina. In a blow to election reformers, the justices found that federal courts have no role to play in reining in electoral map manipulation by politicians aimed at entrenching one party in power.

The Supreme Court on Oct. 7 threw out a similar case from Ohio in which a lower court had invalidated 16 Republican-drawn U.S. House districts that Democrats had said were drawn to unlawfully diminish their political clout.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-gerrymandering-idUSKBN1X01JU?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5dadc10e8021ed0001320c64&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

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