A protest earlier this year outside the US Supreme Court in Washington concerning the practise of some state legislatures to map voting districts in ways that favour one political party or dilute the impact of specific ethnic groups. On Monday, the court upheld the districting plan drawn by the Texas Legislature that lower courts had found discriminatory. Photo: Reuters

Democrats are hit hard as top US court allows ‘discriminatory’ voting boundaries in gerrymandering case

In a 5-4 ruling, court says Texas may continue to use voting districts lower courts had found discriminatory

Topic |   US midterm elections 2018

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A protest earlier this year outside the US Supreme Court in Washington concerning the practise of some state legislatures to map voting districts in ways that favour one political party or dilute the impact of specific ethnic groups. On Monday, the court upheld the districting plan drawn by the Texas Legislature that lower courts had found discriminatory. Photo: Reuters
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