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Supreme Court says
federal courts cannot
strike down
partisan gerrymandering schemes

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Posted By: MDConservative, 6/27/2019 10:59:42 AM

A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal courts may not intervene to block even the most partisan election maps drawn by state lawmakers, a decision that allows such gerrymandering to continue unabated. The 5-4 opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by the court's other conservatives said partisan election maps drawn by North Carolina Republicans and Maryland Democrats are constitutional despite their one-sided nature.

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A partisan fight over partisanship ends. These suits were stupid from the beginning. Gerrymandering is part and parcel of the re-districting process. Been that way forever. Of course it's not fair.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Daisymay 6/27/2019 11:05:24 AM (No. 108001)
I find it astounding the Court keeps the Two most important cases until LAST, then throws them Both back to the States. I would bet my House they knew how they were going to vote weeks ago! What good are they if they can't decide the cases before them? And what good are those Republican Judges now that we have the Majority if they're going to vote with the Liberals!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: rochow 6/27/2019 11:14:48 AM (No. 108008)
Roberts, you were appointed not elected. We need term limits for these doddering old fools!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: HotRod 6/27/2019 11:18:58 AM (No. 108012)
This is another reason democrats must be defeated at the state level, not just for the White House.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56 6/27/2019 12:10:21 PM (No. 108056)
"Gerrymandering" is okay for political reasons, so says the court (of course, this is only an issue when Democrats aren't doing the gerrrymandering) but asking a question about citizenship on the census is not allowed because it may be politically inspired. Obviously, Roberts can be bought by both sides.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/27/2019 12:20:11 PM (No. 108063)
So, do you think the democrats will stop gerrymandering in states like NY and California now that it's up to each state to do as they feel best? Someone should start a ballot proposition to remove the gerrymandering option, and push for more fair allocation of population. No one should be able to have a half-block used to connect distant sections of the state just to help maintain X majority district registration.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56 6/27/2019 3:03:53 PM (No. 108227)
I live in a very Republican red state. And we gerrymander to keep the feds happy. For example, my congressional district is one of three adjoining spaghetti shaped districts to "insure" that hispanic Democrats are elected (I joke they're 10 miles wide and 250 miles long), and adjacent to another barbell shaped district to protect another liberal Democrat. If I drive from my house to my workplace, about 8 miles, I actually go into THREE congressional districts, but only ONE state senate district. If my state would draw districts on a geographical basis, we'd probably have three or four more Republicans.
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