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On Tuesday, October 3rd, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, which challenged the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s political redistricting following the 2010 US Census. Americans have been crying foul over Gerrymandering since the term was coined for Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry in 1812, but this is the first time in American history that the Supreme Court has taken up the matter, and their decision could have major implications for the future of American politics. In this episode of The Road to Now, Bob and Ben speak with The Wall Street Journal’s Brent Kendall to learn more about Gill v. Whitford and the history of Gerrymandering in the United States.
Brent Kendall is a legal affairs reporter in the Washington bureau of The Wall Street Journal, where he covers the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission and the federal courts, including the Supreme Court.
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-Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin, "Gerrymandering, a Tradition as Old as the Republic, Faces a Reckoning" The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 29, 2017.
-Brent Kendall at The Wall Street Journal
-Brent Kendall on twitter