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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:37 AM

How The Partisan Gerrymandering Cases Before SCOTUS Are Different This Time

By Allegra Kirkland
March 26, 2019 5:57 am

The Supreme Court has for decades avoided addressing partisan gerrymandering, concerned about about meddling too much in the inherently political process of drawing state legislative and congressional districts.

Their next chance to weigh in on the issue begins Tuesday, when oral arguments kick off in a trio of interrelated cases arguing that extreme partisan gerrymandering fatally undermines democracy.

In 2018, to the deep disappointment of voting rights activists, the court kicked cases from Wisconsin and Maryland back to the lower courts, citing standing and procedural concerns. Since then, the reform-curious Justice Anthony Kennedy has been replaced with staunchly conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

But advocates for reform remain cautiously optimistic that this time, things might turn out differently.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/fivepoints/how-gerrymandering-cases-supreme-court-different

I keep going back in my history of one John Roberts and four other Federalist society assholes sitting on the bench, and what they did to the 1965 Voting Rights Law and Shelby vs Holder ruling, and what they did when they were law clerks and operatives in other states when it came to voting rights ................they did not like voting rights.....................

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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 11:09 AM

1. Thanks for posting!! A big issue for all of us. NT

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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 03:30 PM

2. Your welcome........................

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