Kansas Supreme Court upholds GOP-drawn congressional map that splits up 3rd District

The state's highest court reversed a lower court decision that found the Republican-led Kansas Legislature drew a map that was racially and politically gerrymandered. Photo credit Kansas News Service.

By Dylan Lysen 

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a congressional map drawn by lawmakers is legal under the Kansas Constitution. That creates a landmark decision in the state court that had never previously considered the legality of gerrymandering.