U.S. Supreme Court Could End Gerrymandering For Good

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The U.S. Supreme Court last Tuesday began hearing Rucho v. Common Cause. The case challenges congressional districts in North Carolina and Maryland, but the court could decide if partisan-drawn districts are unconstitutional around the country. Joe Ravi / Wikimedia Commons
US Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court last Tuesday began hearing Rucho v. Common Cause. The case challenges congressional districts in North Carolina and Maryland, but the court could decide if partisan-drawn districts are unconstitutional around the country. Joe Ravi / Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Supreme Court Could End Gerrymandering For Good

If you’ve ever looked at a ward map in Chicago, you’ve seen how snaky and oddly-shaped the city’s electoral districts are. In cities and states all over the U.S., legislative districts are drawn and redrawn by whichever politicians currently hold power.

Is there a politically neutral way to draw districts? Kathay Feng has spent her career making a case for one. As a lawyer, she built a bipartisan coalition that helped instate a non-partisan commission to draw California’s congressional districts. She’s currently the national redistricting director for Common Cause, an organization that’s currently the plaintiff in a U.S. Supreme Court case challenging North Carolina’s congressional districts.

Feng joins Worldview to talk more about alternatives to partisan redistricting, both in the U.S. and abroad.