Gerrymandering at the Supreme Court

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Ending the manipulation of political boundaries for partisan gain is one of the most pressing issues facing American democracy today.

On March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two partisan gerrymandering cases involving a Republican gerrymander in North Carolina and a Democratic gerrymander in Maryland.

These cases offer another chance for the Court to finally establish important limits on the growing problem of extreme partisan gerrymandering and would be a huge win for American voters ahead of the next round of redistricting in 2021.


 
Learn why the maps being challenged are so egregious, why action against extreme partisan gerrymandering is so urgent, and more

Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering: Understanding the Problem and How It Hurts Communities of Color

Extreme partisan gerrymandering is undermining American democracy. Learn how extreme partisan gerrymanders work and how they specifically harm communities of color.

A Problem the Court Can Fix

The Supreme Court can and should set limits on extreme partisan gerrymandering – our op-ed in The Hill explains why.

 

The Brennan Center’s Guide to the Amicus Briefs

Learn more about the arguments and key themes in the friend of the court briefs submitted at the Supreme Court by the Brennan Center and a diverse array of leading constitutional scholars, academics, and historians, as well as civil rights and good government groups and elected officials. For more, see our guide to the Rucho and Benisek amicus briefs.

Americans Are United Against Partisan Gerrymandering

Opposition to gerrymandering spans the country and party lines. Current and former elected officials have spoken out against the practice, and voters passed a record number of state-level redistricting reforms with bipartisan support in 2018. Learn more here.

 

 

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