Brett Kavanaugh surprises redistricting reformers

There is the potential for redistricting reform in another seven states before the 2021 redistricting process begins. A handful of states may even need to redraw their congressional district maps for 2020, if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the lower courts’ decisions that certain redistricting processes produced extreme partisan gerrymanders.

April 1, 2019 | Celia Wexler Kavanaugh Surprises Redistricting Reformers Reading Time: 7 minutes New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh may be the new ‘swing vote’ as the court considers the constitutionality of gerrymandering.

There is every reason to believe that the Court will take the case up on mandatory appellate review and that new Justice Brett Kavanaugh will join the Court’s four other conservatives to hold that partisan gerrymandering claims are non-justiciable. Such a holding will embolden partisan legislators who control the redistricting process to push.

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Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch suggest letting states figure out partisan gerrymandering as the Supreme Court struggles to come up with a.

The court once again appeared divided on whether redistricting could be. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had some sharp questions.

Years ago California, by ballot measure, formed a "Citizens Commission on Redistricting" even though our Constitution says only the Legislature can do this job. The Left is concerned that if a case comes up in the U.S. Supreme Court on this, Justice Kavanaugh will rule based on Constitutional law-not the politics of the day-That would [.]

Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday both brought up the push in several states to create independent redistricting commissions and other measures to limit legislators from drawing.

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Reformers hope redistricting can open broader conversation on changing Harrisburg In seven states, gerrymandering is not an issue because those state have only one member in the U.S. House: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.