The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether gerrymandering, where electoral maps were re-drawn to favor political parties, is acceptable under the constitution, The Daily Caller reports.
The high court will take up a ruling by a federal court in Wisconsin in November which found that Republican lawmakers violated the constitution by manipulating electoral boundaries to gain unfair political advantage.
Federal judges in Madison, Wisconsin ruled 2-1 that the state’s GOP-led legislature redrawing of legislative districts in 2011 constituted “an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.”
This will be the second time the Supreme Court win act on gerrymandering this year.
In May, the justices invalidated North Carolina’s state electoral maps, after finding that GOP legislators re-drew them to reduce African-American voters’ political clout.
The case will have significant consequences for future U.S. elections as the court has never ruled on electoral maps re-drawn to give a advantage to one political party over another.