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Will the Supreme Court finally overcome its reluctance about refereeing political disputes like Gill v. Whitford? That’s the much-awaited Wisconsin case that could decide whether overly partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. Conservative justices–most notably Roberts–did not seem ready to wade into the “political thicket” of judges deciding elections. Kennedy, the usual swing vote, seemed more sympathetic to gerrymandering opponents, but the outcome is still a toss-up–though lawyer Paul Smith told the court, “You are the only institution that can solve this.”

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