Jackson Pollock

High Court strikes a blow against congressional gerrymandering

In case you missed it -- and most Americans did -- there was a third significant ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of June. It received the least media attention, but it may eventually affect more citizens directly than the decisions upholding Obamacare and greenlighting same-sex marriage. The case in question weighed efforts in Arizona to reign in the gerrymandering of congressional districts. Gerrymandering is one way in our imperfect democracy that the victor claims the spoils. After every 10-year census count, legislatures are tasked with redrawing congressional districts to reflect changing demographics. But the itch to protect seats from being taken by the other party has...