ThinkTN in the News: Tennessee Democrats criticize, Republicans praise Supreme Court ruling allowing partisan gerrymandering

Chattanooga Times Free Press (June 27, 2019)Tennessee Democrats are condemning Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling that closes the door to federal courts blocking even the most extreme partisan gerrymandering, in which the majority party that controls a state legislature draws political maps to benefit its candidates.

… That’s what Shanna Singh Hughey, president of the nonpartisan group Think Tennessee, hopes happens in the Volunteer State.

“I think what this really is that the Supreme Court says, you the states have the power to draw districts without oversight.”

The Supreme Court will still be looking at issues involving discrimination against black voters as well as the one-person, one-vote issues decided in Baker v. Carr, she noted.

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