Court Upholds One Person, One Vote

In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Texas’ method of counting total population, rather than the number of voters, when redrawing voting districts.

“The decision was a major statement on the meaning of a fundamental principle of the American political system, that of ‘one person one vote,’” The New York Times reported.

USA Today said the system used by Texas is followed in nearly all of the states. Other coverage included Vox, “The Supreme Court just shut down the demographic equivalent of gerrymandering”; Washington Post (blog), “The conservative go-for-broke legal strategy suffers a blow”; and Reuters, “Supreme Court rejects conservative challenge in voting rights case.”