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“Two things were clear during Wednesday’s oral arguments in Benisek v. Lamone, a challenge to Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional maps. The first is that there are almost certainly five justices who think the maps need to go.
There is “no other reason” for drawing a map that is all but sure to elect seven Democratic members of Congress and only one Republican, “other than partisanship,” Justice Stephen Breyer declared. Justice Anthony Kennedy compared the map to a state constitution that explicitly required maps to be draw to discriminate against one party. When the Court briefly got caught up in a discussion of how much partisanship is too much partisanship in the redistricting process, Justice Elena Kagan cut that discussion off.
“However much you think is too much, this case is too much,” Kagan said of the Maryland gerrymander.”*
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