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Political Junkie: SCOTUS Looks At Political Gerrymandering And Gun Control After Las Vegas

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This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about a case from Wisconsin regarding the constitutionality of political gerrymandering. 

The court appears to be split and all eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy as the probable deciding vote. The ruling will likely have implications for maps in other states including North Carolina. Meanwhile an effort is picking up steam in Congress to regulate “bump stocks” after the mass shooting this week in Las Vegas. A bump stock is a device that helps semiautomatic guns fire like fully-automatic weapons.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling on political gerrymandering and how much traction gun control has in Congress after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. 

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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