In an aphorism-fueled opinion, a Kansas judge used the state’s Bill of Rights as grounds to strike down a Republican-drawn congressional map for political and racial gerrymandering.

The ruling is the latest among a handful of courts that have thrown out gerrymandered maps using state laws. The Kansas ruling Monday looked to a state’s constitution for guidance absent similar grounds from the U.S. Supreme Court, harkening back to methods used to advance minority rights since the 1970s, one legal expert said.

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