The highest court in the nation will take up partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina at the end of March.
The U.S. Supreme Court released its calendar Friday and will hear oral arguments in Rucho v. Common Cause on March 26. A federal court has already found twice in the gerrymandering case that the state’s 2016 congressional redistricting plan was unconstitutional.
The high court will also take up Benisek v. Lamone the same day, a challenge to a Democratic partisan gerrymander in Maryland.
The court in either case could decide for the first time ever to outlaw partisan gerrymandering or to establish a standard for redistricting with regard to partisan advantage.