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Democracy Wins as ‘Biggest Gerrymandering Case in a Generation’ Moves Forward

August 27, 2016

By Deirdre Fulton
Truth Dig
(Maryland)

A panel of federal judges on Wednesday advanced what an expert says could be “the biggest gerrymandering case in a generation”—one that could have nationwide implications for elections and democracy across the United States. The three-judge court ruled 2-1 (pdf) that the First Amendment-based claim against partisan gerrymandering regarding Maryland’s sixth congressional district is valid and may proceed, either to summary judgment or trial. The ruling has no bearing on voting this November, and a decision would apply only to future elections.