On March 3, Illinois law professor and dean Vikram Amar spoke with WHYY about whether or not the Supreme Court was likely to take up the Pennsylvania redistricting case. At issue was the fundamental question of who has the power to determine how elections are run. Experts such as Amar predicted the Court would not take up the case. He pointed to a 2019 SCOTUS decision that held that federal courts have no role in intervening in partisan gerrymandering, but that state courts could still have an oversight role.
“I’m not going to make a prediction,” Amar said. “I will say, it would be startling indeed for justices who have signed on to that language in 2019 to basically ignore it now.”
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