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Supreme Court to wait on Maryland gerrymandering case

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COURTESY PHOTOCOURTESY PHOTO  The United States Supreme Court decided Monday to not rule on a case challenging the design of Maryland’s congressional districts – leaving the state's congressional map for the 2018 elections intact.

The unanimous holding by the Supreme Court means that Maryland, along with several other states, will have to wait for the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of partisan gerrymandering.

Partisan gerrymandering, the act taken by state legislators to redraw congressional districts to deliberately provide advantage to one political party over another, has become a hot topic in Maryland ever since legislators redrew the state’s congressional districts after the 2010 census.

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High Court's ruling felt in Montgomery County

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Though the ruling was only nine words long, a recent decision regarding immigration by the United States Supreme Court is being felt nation-wide including in Montgomery County.

“The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court,” the Supreme Court wrote in its opinion on U.S. v. Texas.

On June 23, the Supreme Court released its opinion after a 4-4 split on whether the immigration executive order signed by President Obama, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), was constitutional.

The Supreme Court’s tie on DAPA upholds a 2015 U.S. Circuit Court ruling that blocked the implementation of the plan.

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