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US top court sidesteps major rulings on electoral map manipulation

Updated : June 19, 2018 06:27 AM IST

The court handed a victory to Wisconsin Republicans who drew state electoral districts that helped entrench their party in power by throwing out on a 9-0 vote a lower court ruling that the districts deprived Democratic voters of their constitutional rights including equal protection under the law.
In the Maryland case, the court in an unsigned opinion decided not to immediately block a Democratic-drawn US House of Representatives district challenged by Republican voters but allowed the case to proceed.
US top court sidesteps major rulings on electoral map manipulation

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