Nick Stephanopoulos for Slate:
The underlying debate in Whitford, then, has a clear winner and a clear implication. Far from being tangential, party is currently the most important driver of voter and legislator behavior. This fact causes today’s gerrymandering to be both durable and democratically subversive. These characteristics, in turn, cry out for judicial intervention. Without it, in gerrymandered states, the government will persistently flout the public will.