The odd and deflective decision by the Conservative — majority Supreme Court last June stops short of what you have expounded on when it comes to gerrymandering. They refuse to call a spade a spade. As Chief Justice Roberts put it when he spoke for the conservative majority …

“We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. Federal judges have no license to reallocate political power between the two major political parties, with no plausible grant of authority in the Constitution, and no legal standards to limit and direct their decisions.”

Roberts noted that excessive partisanship in the drawing of districts does lead to results that “reasonably seem unjust,” but he said that does not mean it is the court’s responsibility to find a solution. — NPR

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