June 5, 2018 | Professor Derek Muller is quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, “SCOTUS Ends One Gerrymandering Battle; More Remain.” The article examines the U.S. Supreme Court’s one-sentence order that dismissed a Pennsylvania voters case that challenged GOP-friendly congressional districts.
Excerpt from “SCOTUS Ends One Partisan Gerrymandering Battle”:
The Supreme Court’s May 29 decision to dismiss the Pennsylvania case as moot was a bit odd, Derek Muller, an election law professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, Calif., told Bloomberg Law.
The court’s definition of moot—that it’s too late to provide effective relief—seems “relaxed” here because there is still something the court can do, Muller said in a tweet.
Even though the state supreme court has already drawn a new map, a federal court can “order relief if a state supreme court acted inappropriately,” he said.
The complete article may be found here