SCOTUS Rejects Kansas Arguments Against Alleged Racial Gerrymandering

Legal advocates for The Dotte won't get a chance to make their case. 

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The court's decision to not hear the case means that the newly redrawn map will remain in play.

Kansas had asked the US Supreme Court to not take the case, arguing in court papers that it lacked jurisdiction in the matter and that the state court rightly decided the case.

The group of voters, represented by the ACLU, the ACLU of Kansas and the Campaign Legal Center, said in court papers that the Kansas Supreme Court "held that intentional racial discrimination in redistricting is unconstitutional only if it prevents the formation of a majority-minority district."

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Supreme Court declines to hear Kansas racial gerrymandering case

"Under this conception of the Fourteenth Amendment, where minority voters are fewer in number or more dispersed, states have carte blanche to intentionally discriminate against them in drawing districts -- even if the legislature announced that it acted specifically to disadvantage minority voters," they wrote.

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Kansas congressional map

The Supreme Court on Monday announced it will not take up a challenge to Kansas's GOP-drawn congressional map. The justices in a brief, unsigned order rejected an appeal from a group of Kansas voters, who argued that a lower court used the wrong legal standard in upholding the map.

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