The Supreme Court decided on some high-profile cases Thursday.
Here's what you need to know:
- Partisan gerrymandering: The court ruled that it should be up to the states to address the issue of partisan gerrymandering, not federal judges. The court was asked to consider when politicians go too far in drawing lines for partisan gain in a set of cases arising from North Carolina and Maryland. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion and sided with the 5-4 conservative majority.
- 2020 census: The court blocked the addition of a citizenship question on the census, for now. In Chief Justice Robert's opinion, he said that there was sufficient reason for concern about why the Department of Commerce wanted to add the question, and insufficient explanation.
- What now: As the case goes back to lower courts, new questions are raised about whether the Trump Administration will have enough time or the ability to get the citizenship question back on the census for 2020.