Political gerrymandering is losing friends fast, at least in the courts. Ohio and Michigan recently got smacked by federal judges for rigging the maps in favor of Republicans. At the same time, the Supreme Court could decide next month whether Maryland and North Carolina drew unconstitutional gerrymandered maps to favor Democrats and Republicans, respectively. Why all the interest all of a sudden in such an esoteric part of politics? CQ Roll Call campaign reporters Simone Pathé and Stephanie Akin are our guides through the maze of maps on the latest Political Theater podcast.
- Federal court strikes down Ohio congressional map as partisan gerrymander
- Federal court strikes down Michigan districts drawn by GOP
- When does partisan gerrymandering cross the line?
- Supreme Court skeptical on stopping partisan gerrymandering
- The many ways to draw a gerrymander