Supreme Court Keeps State-Ordered Election Maps In Place

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Republicans who were trying to overturn two congressional maps.

The maps for North Carolina and Pennsylvania had both been approved by courts in those states.

A ruling against North Carolina’s court-ordered map could have had a major impact on election law.

Republican lawmakers were asking the Supreme Court to rule that state courts can’t interpret their own state constitutions when it comes to federal elections.

Three conservative justices dissented on the ruling against Republicans.

Conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh did not dissent, but said he thinks the court should take up the issue again outside of an election year.