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Partisan Gerrymandering’s Close Encounter with Gill v. Whitford: A Manageable Standard at Last?

by Jessica G. Brouckaert & Benjamin E. Griffith

“[Gill v. Whitford is] the most important case the Supreme Court will hear this term.”

—Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The right to vote is fundamental to democracy. It is heavily guarded by the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and countless Acts of Congress.1 Our Founding Fathers went to great lengths to safeguard the right to vote; many jeopardized their own liberty and even gave their lives for the ability to engage in the political process. Now, this long-acknowledged right is exploited and even denied to some simply based on where they live. The effects are being felt by voters in politically gerrymandered districts resulting in less political engagement nationwide.2

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