BRT has discussed the evils of Gerrymandering in past posts as said practice keeps 96+% of the fools in congress in office due to the ruling party's ability to carve up its state into districts favorable to the controlling party when the census is taken, something the dems of CT have done since the beginning of time.
The word gerrymander (originally written Gerry-mander) was used for the first time in the Boston Gazette on 26 March 1812. The word was created in reaction to a redrawing of Massachusetts state senate election districts under Governor Elbridge Gerry (pronounced /ˈɡɛri/; 1744–1814). In 1812, Governor Gerry signed a bill that redistricted Massachusetts to benefit his Democratic-Republican Party. When mapped, one of the contorted districts in the Boston area was said to resemble the shape of a salamander.
With this in mind, the supremes actually did some good this time by upholding Arizona's bid to rid its state of the evils of this sad but eminently expected practice by our "wonderful" representatives.
In a 5-4 decision decision, the high court ruled that Arizona's independent redistricting commission, which was set up to draw congressional district lines, could still play a role in redistricting.
"The people of Arizona turned to the initiative to curb the practice of gerrymandering and, thereby, to ensure that Members of Congress would have 'an habitual recollection of their dependence on the people,'" Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in the majority opinion.
Hopefully, this is the start point for other states to do the right thing but one never knows, do one?