In a signal that the US Supreme Court may be ready to issue definitive rulings about racial and political gerrymandering, the high panel announced that SCOTUS will assume jurisdiction over the Maryland political gerrymandering case that involves the state’s 6th District and will hear the latest challenge to the North Carolina lines involving a further claim of racial discrimination.
Republicans are bringing the Maryland case, while Democrats are plaintiffs in the North Carolina litigation. The Court is setting early hearing dates for these cases meaning that rulings will likely come before the end of June.
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