“Election Reform Groups Urge Justices to Tackle Partisan Gerrymanders”

NLJ’s Marcia Coyle for the Supreme Court Brief:

The lawyers in all three cases have been in close coordination, said Mayer Brown’s Kimberly. If a decision is announced in the Wisconsin case by mid-September, he said, there will sufficient time to get the case before the justices in the new term.

“Hopefully we’ll see a grant of probable jurisdiction in Whitford and the justices will hear argument on what is predominantly an equal-protection approach to the state legislative redistricting issue,” he said. “And then in the following term, the Shapiro case will be up on the First Amendment approach to congressional redistricting.”

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