Alex Keena

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Assistant Professor of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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In a 5-4 decision along partisan lines, the Supreme Court justices said the Constitution does not bar political gerrymandering.

Supreme Court allows partisan gerrymandering, blocks census citizenship question

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