Will the U.S. Supreme Court Reverse California Redistricting?

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In 2010, California voters approved a new way of redrawing congressional districts as a way to combat partisan gerrymandering. The state took the power away from the Legislature and put it in the hands of a nonpartisan citizen commission. But California's system could be threatened by a case now pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the court heard arguments in a challenge to Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission, where Arizona legislative leaders argued that the U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures exclusive control of congressional elections.

Guests:

John Myers, senior editor of KQED's Politics and Government Desk

Justin Levitt, associate professor of law at Loyola Law School

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