Even if the president's motives were partisan, a more plausible cover story would have been enough to pass judicial muster.
A strange ambiguity about yesterday's decision in Rucho v. Common Cause
State legislatures and Congress can (and probably should) take steps to limit partisan gerrymandering. This was never an issue for the courts to settle.
And that whole Voting Rights Act justification? Kinda the opposite, actually.
The Supreme Court weighs in.
A Republican gerrymander in North Carolina and a Democratic gerrymander in Maryland give the court another chance to set some rules for redistricting.
The status quo is bad for voters, candidates, and democracy. State legislatures should try to fix it.
Incarcerated prisoners are counted where they're jailed for representation purposes, even though they usually cannot vote.
Chief Justice John Roberts makes clear he cares about individual rights, not collective grievances.
A higher non-response rate among illegal immigrants is a goal to be celebrated, not some minor potential side effect to be lamented, Kris Kobach, David Vitter, and other would-be gerrymanderers stress.
If Republicans get crushed in November, it will be because they tied themselves to an unpopular president and abandoned promises to cut spending.
The SCOTUS won't get involved in a dispute over Pennsylvania's congressional district lines. Could an algorithm succeed where lawmakers and judges have failed?
The GOP-drawn districts are some of the worst gerrymandering in the country. But the state Supreme Court waded into ugly partisan politics by killing them.
Social science could help identify objective principles for creating competitive voting districts.
Independent redistricting commissions may not be as politically-neutral as theorized, says new study