Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET
The U.S. Supreme Court essentially punted on extreme partisan gerrymandering Monday, declining to address the central questions at the heart of whether the practice is constitutional.
The court took up two cases, one out of Wisconsin and one out of Maryland, with lines drawn by both parties.
It declared that the plaintiffs in Wisconsin don't have standing to sue, because they didn't try to prove that their vote had been diluted in their own district.