As I wrote last week, after the Supreme Court held that the plaintiffs in Gill v. Whitford had failed to prove that they had standing to bring their voter dilution claims, the best chance for the Supreme Court to actually reach the merits of political gerrymandering any time soon lay with a case out of North Carolina, Rucho v. Common Cause. Alas, in an order issued today, the Court vacated and remanded Rucho for further consideration in light of Gill, pushing back (yet again) a decision by the Court on the merits of political gerrymandering.
While the remand isn’t necessarily surprising, and Rucho could still make it back in front of the Supreme Court as early as next term, this is yet another decision highlighting that the Supreme Court appears to still be divided on this issue.
Thoughts on the remand? Leave them below!