US Supreme Court Hears Gill v. Whitford

On October 3, 2017, the US Supreme Court heard the case Gill v. Whitford regarding whether or not partisan gerrymandering is constitutional. While the Supreme Court has already ruled that blatant gerrymandering is unconstitutional, there have yet to be guidelines developed for measuring such a thing. This particular case started because Wisconsin’s 2011 state assembly districts map is suspected of unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering that favored the Republican party. A ruling on the case is expected to be made by June 2018. The Public Interest Law Center has also filed a gerrymandering lawsuit against Pennsylvania, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer.

Click here for the oral argument transcript.