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Today: Supreme Court considering taking on NC partisan gerrymandering

Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering taking on partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina.

The high court is taking up League of Women Voters of North Carolina v. Rucho and Rucho v. Common Cause — similar cases that were tried and decided together in a lower court — in conference, gerrymandering cases in which a federal court has twice found the state’s 2016 congressional redistricting plan to be unconstitutional.

Justices will discuss the case and decide whether to schedule it for arguments this term, with an announcement possible as early as Monday morning. It’s also possible that they could relist the case for discussion at another conference.

Professor Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, who is an avid U.S. Supreme Court watcher, posted a thread on Twitter yesterday outlining the potential outcomes, and it’s worth a read.

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