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Response to Ligyron (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:38 AM

8. Well, could mean a lot for the near fate. I'm taking deep breaths

every time I think of what we could gain with just this case. However, if we lose, it just means this particular path to needed improvement is closed off, until revisited in another era.

Gerrymandering itself will continue either way since it does serve important functions, and in both cases the 2020 census will of course still be an enormous factor of course.

"Kennedy said he could envision a successful challenge “where a state enacts a law that has the purpose and effect of subjecting a group of voters or their party to disfavored treatment.” What was elusive, Kennedy said, was “a manageable standard by which to measure the effect of the apportionment and so to conclude that the state did impose a burden or restriction on the rights of a party’s voters.”

"Former president Barack Obama has said that one of his post-presidency projects will be to combat partisan gerrymanders after the 2020 Census."



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