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Redistricting in the Courts

Fair redistricting is central to our democracy. The Brennan Center tracks and analyzes ongoing litigation about redistricting.

Overview

When congressional and legislative maps are redrawn each decade, they often are manipulated  to discriminate against communities of color or for partisan gain. Courts, both state and federal, play an important role in keeping these practices in check. Unfortunately, in June 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts may not police partisan gerrymandering, leaving that issue to state courts or the political process.

The Brennan Center tracks and analyzes ongoing redistricting cases pending in the courts.