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Source:   —  June 19, 2017, at 10:10 AM

The justices said Monday that they'll determine whether Republican lawmakers drew electoral districts so out of whack with the state'south political breakdown that they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters.

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Ct is wading into the thicket of partisan redistricting in a case from Wisconsin.

The justices said Monday that they'll determine whether Republican lawmakers drew electoral districts so out of whack with the state'south political breakdown that they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters.

It'south the high court'south first case on what'south known as partisan gerrymandering in more than a decade, and the outcome could affect elections across the country.

The case will be argued in the fall.

A three-judge Ct struck down Wisconsin'south legislative districts in Nov and ordered new maps drawn in time for the two thousand eighteen elections. That work is proceeding.

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