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The lines of Maryland’s sixth Congressional District were redrawn in 2011 in a way that benefited Democrats. A group of Republican voters are challenging that redistricting, saying it violated their first amendment rights. Last week, the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case, making it the second partisan gerrymandering case they will hear this session. We discuss the politics of gerrymandering, the reasons both Democrats and Republicans do it, redistricting reform efforts in Maryland and Virginia, and what the court ruling could mean for the country.


  • Ashley Oleson Administrative Director and Legislative Reporter, League of Women Voters of Maryland; @LWVMD
  • Robert Barnes Supreme Court correspondent, Washington Post; @scotusreporter
  • Brian Cannon Executive Director, OneVirginia2021; @1va2021

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