Seven states are currently involved in redistricting litigation for alleged gerrymandering – the carving up of congressional or state districts to give one political party an advantage over the other. After the census, every ten years, congressional and state house district lines are redrawn. In most states, state legislatures oversee the redistricting maps, so it’s no surprise that partisanship can have an impact. Michael Li, senior counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, speaks with Soledad O’Brien about the cases most likely to head to the Supreme Court in addition to the implications for voters, elected leaders and democracy.

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