U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland redistricting case

Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland redistricting case

The Supreme Court said Friday that it will hear a challenge to Maryland’s congressional districts brought by seven Republican voters who say the state’s 2011 redistricting violated their First Amendment rights.

In a case that has been watched closely by state political leaders and that has already been to the Supreme Court once before, the seven voters will now have an opportunity to bring their novel argument before the justices: that the redistricting amounted to a retaliation against them because of how they voted.

The court heard a separate redistricting case in October filed by Wisconsin Democrats over that state’s legislative districts that some believed could have...

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