Here’s what’s headed to the Supreme Court this term
Sept. 27, 2017
The Supreme Court’s next term begins Monday, and with cases ranging from political representation to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, some legal experts believe it to be a pivotal moment in judicial history.
Gill v. Whitford, a case about partisan gerrymandering in Wisconson, could change the method in which congressional district maps are drawn. Paul Bender, a law professor at Arizona State University, believes the current system for drawing districts is contrary to democracy and is in desperate need of an update.
Another case scheduled to be heard this term looks at a law in Ohio that aims to purge names from voter rolls. Opponents of the law believe it is a tool used to suppress votes, while the defense argues that it is their duty to maintain accurate records.