Trevor Potter Talks to Washington Post: Supreme Court to Hear Potentially Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering
The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American elections are conducted.
“The threat of partisan gerrymandering isn’t a Democratic or Republican issue; it’s an issue for all American voters,” said Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center, and former Republican chairman of the Federal Election Commission. “Across the country, we’re witnessing legislators of both parties seizing power from voters in order to advance their purely partisan purposes. We’re confident that when the justices see how pervasive and damaging this practice has become, the Supreme Court will adopt a clear legal standard that will ensure our democracy functions as it should.”
Mr. Potter also leads the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Supreme Court to Hear Potentially Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering” by Robert Barnes for The Washington Post.