Proponents of reforming Indiana’s redistricting process say recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear two important redistricting cases will not impact their efforts to change things here in the Hoosier state.
This week the U.S. Supreme Court released opinions in two partisan gerrymandering cases, remanding Gill v. Whitford and allowing Benisek v. Lamone to go to trial. Julia Vaughn of Common Cause says while the two decisions fell short of what redistricting reform advocates had hoped for, the decisions leave the door open for the court to outlaw partisan gerrymandering in the future.
Vaughn and her allies have been pushing for a non-partisan panel to draw legislative maps rather than the legislature, which she says the Supreme Court has already ruled was constitutional.
She says they will continue the push for redistricting reform next session.
You can hear Vaughn in the Leon-Tailored audio above. Each segment runs about nine minutes.