A recent Supreme Court decision could tip the balance of power in Congress and state legislatures. Monday, the Court found that two congressional districts in North Carolina were racially gerrymandered – intentionally drawn to suppress black votes, which skew Democrat. Civil rights attorney Anita Earls thinks the decision, while not groundbreaking, could be another step closer to fighting against partisan gerrymandering where voters of a certain party are packed or dispersed in districts to make it difficult, if not impossible, to elect opposition candidates. She serves as legal counsel for three current cases on racial and partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina. Soledad O’Brien sits down with Earls to discuss the Voting Rights Act and when racial gerrymandering becomes partisan gerrymandering.

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