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Supreme Court picks up gerrymander case with potential implications for Maryland

Supreme Court picks up gerrymander case with potential implications for Maryland

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a major challenge to partisan gerrymandering in a case that could have implications for Maryland, where the state's contorted congressional maps are being contested in a separate but similar federal case.

The challenge to the Wisconsin legislative map, to be heard by the high court in the fall, could yield one of the most important rulings on political power in decades.

The separate Maryland case is pending before a three-judge federal court.

Gerrymandering, the practice of drawing boundaries for political advantage, often producing bizarre-shaped districts resembling spiders or salamanders, has long drawn criticism. Several...

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