Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan warns AI-powered gerrymandering could undermine US democracy

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The possibility of ending partisan gerrymandering— the practice of redrawing voting districts in favor one party over another — was all but obliterated on Thursday, when the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that challenges to the controversial practice ...

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Wisconsin gerrymandering case likely to end with GOP victory after Supreme Court ruling

1 year ago by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - The U.S. Supreme Court's gerrymandering ruling Thursday will almost certainly halt a lawsuit over Wisconsin's election maps and allow Republicans to keep district lines that have helped them hold large majorities in the Legislature. A panel of ...

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Wisconsin gerrymandering case likely to end with GOP victory after Supreme Court ruling
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Supreme Court refuses to intervene in gerrymandering cases: What's happening in Illinois?

1 year ago by Chicago Daily Herald

Saying it's none of its business, a 5-4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that partisan gerrymandering of congressional and state legislative districts will be allowed to continue. The case involved a Republican-drawn congressional district map ...

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Supreme Court refuses to intervene in gerrymandering cases: What's happening in Illinois?
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John Roberts, Somehow, Thinks The Solution To Gerrymandering Is Politics

1 year ago by HuffPost

The 5-4 ruling along partisan lines was expansive and the worst possible outcome for gerrymandering reform advocates, who have been urging the Supreme Court to step in and do something about partisan gerrymandering for decades. It gives state ...

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John Roberts, Somehow, Thinks The Solution To Gerrymandering Is Politics
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Should Blue States Start Gerrymandering More Shamelessly?

1 year ago by New York Magazine

All this made partisan gerrymandering a bigger problem for Democrats than Republicans. And that fact made partisan gerrymandering an even bigger problem for our democracy: So long as there was ambiguity about which party derived the most benefit from ...

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Should Blue States Start Gerrymandering More Shamelessly?
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Decision on gerrymandering brings new urgency to Democratic fight to win state seats

1 year ago by Washington Post

Democrats confronted a political thunderclap Thursday following the Supreme Court's ruling that partisan gerrymandering is beyond the reach of federal courts, sparking outrage among party leaders and giving new urgency to efforts to win back state ...

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Decision on gerrymandering brings new urgency to Democratic fight to win state seats
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Supreme Court Gives a Victory to GOP on Gerrymandering and to Democrats Opposed to Census Citizenship Question

1 year ago by The New York Times

In the gerrymandering case, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined his usual conservative allies. In the census case, he broke with them to vote with the court's four-member liberal wing in preventing, for now, what advocates have argued would be a ...

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Supreme Court Gives a Victory to GOP on Gerrymandering and to Democrats Opposed to Census Citizenship Question
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The nationwide battle over gerrymandering is far from over

1 year ago by Politico

While the justices closed off filing legal challenges to gerrymandering in federal courts, they explicitly said those lawsuits are still fair game in state courts. It was there that Democratic-aligned plaintiffs successfully demolished Pennsylvania's GOP-drawn ...

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The nationwide battle over gerrymandering is far from over
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John Roberts Says Partisan Gerrymandering Is Not His Problem

1 year ago by The Atlantic

“But the fact that such gerrymandering is 'incompatible with democratic principles' does not mean that the solution lies with the federal judiciary. We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal ...

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John Roberts Says Partisan Gerrymandering Is Not His Problem
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Supreme Court's approval of partisan gerrymandering raises 2020 election stakes

1 year ago by Los Angeles Times

Partisan gerrymandering claims “present political questions beyond the reach of federal courts,” he said, tossing out lower court rulings that North Carolina's Republicans and Maryland's Democrats had drawn skewed districts to entrench their party in power.

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Supreme Court's approval of partisan gerrymandering raises 2020 election stakes
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The Supreme Court, gerrymandering, and the Republican turn against democracy

1 year ago by Vox

The Supreme Court's Thursday morning ruling in Rucho v. Common Cause amounts to a blank check for partisan gerrymandering. Chief Justice John Roberts's opinion holds that federal courts should not have the power to declare particular maps ...

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The Supreme Court, gerrymandering, and the Republican turn against democracy
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Partisan Gerrymandering Isn't The Supreme Court's Problem Anymore

1 year ago by FiveThirtyEight

The Supreme Court will not end extreme partisan gerrymandering. In a 5-4 decision along ideological lines, the court ruled Thursday that partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts cannot be limited by federal courts. Chief Justice John Roberts ...

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Partisan Gerrymandering Isn't The Supreme Court's Problem Anymore
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What is gerrymandering and why is it problematic?

1 year ago by Washington Post

Note: This is an update to a story that was originally published in 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal courts have no rule to play in adjudicating questions of partisan gerrymandering, essentially letting individual states decide how ...

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What is gerrymandering and why is it problematic?
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Supreme Court Bars Challenges to Partisan Gerrymandering

1 year ago by The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the challengers opposed to partisan gerrymandering, the practice in which the party that controls the state legislature draws voting maps to help elect its candidates. The vote in two cases was 5 ...

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Supreme Court Bars Challenges to Partisan Gerrymandering
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The Supreme Court Ruled on Gerrymandering. What's That?

1 year ago by The New York Times

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the federal courts cannot decide a question with momentous political consequences: Whether congressional district maps in Maryland and North Carolina that were drawn specifically to tilt political power in favor of ...

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The Supreme Court Ruled on Gerrymandering. What's That?
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Supreme Court leaves partisan gerrymandering to be decided by states

1 year ago by CBS News

The Supreme Court is leaving the issue of drawing congressional districts to the states, ruling in a 5 to 4 decision that federal courts do not have a role to play in partisan gerrymandering. The ruling marked a major blow to efforts to limit the drawing of electoral ...

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Supreme Court leaves partisan gerrymandering to be decided by states
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Supreme Court Says Constitution Does Not Bar Partisan Gerrymandering

1 year ago by The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the challengers opposed to partisan gerrymandering, the practice in which the party that controls the state legislature draws voting maps to help elect its candidates. The vote in two cases was 5 ...

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Supreme Court Says Constitution Does Not Bar Partisan Gerrymandering
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Partisan gerrymandering is upheld by Supreme Court

1 year ago by Los Angeles Times

“The partisan gerrymanders here debased and dishonored our democracy, turning upside-down the core American idea that all governmental power derives from the people,” she wrote. “These gerrymanders enabled politicians to entrench themselves in ...

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Partisan gerrymandering is upheld by Supreme Court
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Supreme Court allows severe partisan gerrymandering to continue

1 year ago by CNN

Washington (CNN) The Supreme Court said Thursday that federal courts must stay out of disputes over when politicians go too far in drawing district lines for partisan gain -- a dramatic and sweeping ruling that could fundamentally affect the balance of power ...

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Supreme Court allows severe partisan gerrymandering to continue
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Supreme Court OKs Excessive Partisan Gerrymandering

1 year ago by HuffPost

In a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that partisan gerrymandering was a political question beyond the reach of the federal court. There are no fair and manageable standards for judges to evaluate whether a gerrymander is constitutional, ...

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Supreme Court OKs Excessive Partisan Gerrymandering
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Supreme Court rejects limits to partisan gerrymandering

1 year ago by Reuters

The justices, in a 5-4 decision with the court's conservative in the majority and liberals in dissent, ruled in a decision with nationwide implications that judges do not have the ability to curb the practice known as partisan gerrymandering. The court sided with ...

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Supreme Court rejects limits to partisan gerrymandering
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Supreme Court decides federal judges cannot block gerrymandering

1 year ago by CNBC

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal courts may not block gerrymandering in a 5-4 decision that fell along partisan lines. The court also decided that the Trump administration cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, effectively blocking ...

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Supreme Court decides federal judges cannot block gerrymandering
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Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts

1 year ago by NPR

In a 5-4 decision along traditional conservative-liberal ideological lines, the Supreme Court rules that partisan redistricting is a political question, not reviewable by federal courts and can't judge if extreme gerrymandering violates the constitution.

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Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts