The Arizona Legislature’s representatives argue that citizen-driven election legislation represents a break with the Framers’ constitutional vision. But a closer look at the Framers’ words and historical precedent shows the opposite.
So far this decade, the Supreme Court has not really weighed in on redistricting. But two cases this term are set to change that — and could result in a renewed freedom for politicians to manipulate maps for partisan or self-serving purposes.
In mid-November, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alabama Legislative Black Conference v. Alabama, a closely watched case that will have the court decide whether Alabama’s legislative maps were an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.