As Term Winds Down, Supreme Court Says It Will Take On Political Gerrymandering

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The U.S. Supreme Court, forging its way to the end of the current term, unloaded a raft of important decisions Monday, with many more expected in the days to come. At the same time, the court agreed to hear a case next term testing whether there is a constitutional limit to how much partisanship one party can use in drawing legislative maps. Among Monday's decisions were these: In a case that pitted alleged constitutional violations against national security claims, the court ruled that top Justice Department officials in the George W. Bush administration cannot be sued for money damages over policies they devised and carried out after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks . In a test of the 1946 federal trademark law, the court ruled unconstitutional a...

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