For voters hoping the Supreme Court’s 2017 Term brings relief from partisan gerrymandering, the end of the 2016 Term was inauspicious. In Cooper v. Harris, the majority assumed the legitimacy of “partisan advantage” arguments while the dissent—including Justice Kennedy—warned about the “serious institutional and federalism implications” of judicial intervention in the redistricting process. If past is prologue, this concern for institutional and structural interests does not bode well.
Cardozo Law Review de·novo
Parsons, G. Michael, "The Institutional Case for Partisan Gerrymandering Claims" (2017). Cardozo Law Review de•novo. 54.