Anthony Kennedy

Supreme Court justices seem divided in key Wisconsin case about partisan districts

Supreme Court justices seem divided in key Wisconsin case about partisan districts

In a case that could reshape American politics, the Supreme Court appeared split Tuesday on whether Wisconsin Republicans gave themselves an unfair advantage when they drew political maps to last a decade.

If Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote almost certainly controls the outcome, is prepared to join his liberal colleagues, the court could rule for the first time that districting plans that entrench one party's control of a legislature or congressional delegation can violate the constitutional rights of the other party's voters. That could lead to changes in political maps across the country.

While both parties seek maximum partisan advantage when they can, Republicans...

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