The Supreme Court last week ruled by a vote of 5-4 that it should stay out of disputes over partisan gerrymandering – even if maps were clearly drawn to favor one party over another.
It’s a decision that will impact Illinois and Chicago all the way down to the ward level. So if the Supreme Court won’t act, what can voters do to get fair maps?
“The main alternative in the U.S. is just to have either a nonpartisan or bipartisan commission do the redistricting,” said University of Chicago law professor Nicholas Stephanopolous, an expert in election law.
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