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'You've got Easton grouped with Carroll County?!?' Why having a Marylander on the Supreme Court could mean the end of gerrymandering

'You've got Easton grouped with Carroll County?!?' Why having a Marylander on the Supreme Court could mean the end of gerrymandering

When Justice Anthony Kennedy retired, many observers figured it was game over for the effort to stop partisan gerrymandering through the Supreme Court. His replacement, Brett Kavanaugh, was out of Republican central casting, and although he had no record on the issue, most assumed he would side with the other conservative justices in decrying the practice but ultimately deciding to keep the court out of policing the matter.

But from almost the first moments of arguments in Benisek v. Lamone, one of two partisan gerrymandering cases the court heard on...

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