Rucho v. Common Cause Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rucho v. Common Cause, a case concerning North Carolina’s congressional district map. The map in 2016… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rucho v. Common Cause, a case concerning North Carolina’s congressional district map. The map in 2016 was ruled unconstitutional because of partisan gerrymandering. Two state Republican legislators led the effort to redraw the map, and they told the mapmakers to consider among their criteria the political makeup of the state’s congressional delegation of 10 Republicans and three Democrats. Those new maps were adopted along party lines and used for the 2016 and 2018 elections. In the 2016 elections, Republicans won 10 the congressional seats, Democrats three. Several voter groups filed suit, arguing partisan gerrymandering. The cases were consolidated, and ultimately a lower court ruled in the groups. A Supreme Court 2018 ruling in a Wisconsin gerrymandering case sent this case back to the district court for consideration, which again ruled in favor of the voters and groups. close

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Rucho v. Common Cause Oral Argument

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Program ID:
458085-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 29, 2019 | 8:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 03, 2019 | 7:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Mar 29, 2019 | 8:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 29, 2019 | 11:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 30, 2019 | 5:47am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 31, 2019 | 6:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 03, 2019 | 7:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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