In this special episode: we discuss a major decision by the Supreme Court. The Court decided a pair of cases concerning “partisan gerrymandering,” holding that Congressional redistricting is an inherently political process and therefore a “nonjusticiable political question”—meaning (mostly liberal) challengers to (for now, mostly Republican-drawn) congressional maps will not be able to claim they are “too partisan” (whatever that means) in federal court. On the podcast, CRC Investigative Researcher Hayden Ludwig and I dig into my report, “The Myth of Nonpartisan Districts,” an experimental examination of just how much the current Congressional districts deviate from liberals’ supposed ideal of “proportional representation” when assessed on a state-by-state basis.
- SCOTUSBlog: Opinion analysis: No role for courts in partisan gerrymandering
- Capital Research Center: The Myth of Non-Partisan Districts
- National Review: Partisan Gerrymandering: Courts Should Keep Out of the Debate