Plaintiffs Challenging NC Redistricting Go to #SCOTUS Claiming Partisan Gerrymander

Here is the jurisdictional statement in Harris v. McCrory.

I believe this is the first case raising issues of partisan gerrymandering to make it to the Supreme Court since Justice Scalia’s passing. Will they touch it?  I don’t know. One thing that increases the odds it is that it is on appeal from a three-judge court (rather than on a totally discretionary cert. petition).

This is the case where the NC Legislature “cured” what was seen as a racial gerrymander by imposing a new plan that legislators basically admitted was a partisan gerrymander.

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