Skip to comments.Supreme Court to take Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case, delays order to re-do districts...
Posted on 06/19/2017 5:08:03 PM PDT by SMGFan
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will decide in its next term a case brought by Democratic voters in Wisconsin who argue that state legislative districts are unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans. In a separate decision, the court put on hold a lower court order that the state draw new boundaries.
The action was announced in a list of orders that the court issued Monday. Arguments would likely be heard in the fall
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The democrats gerrymand here just as much. Whenever they have been in power when redistricting is slated for review they do the exact same thing and we end up with weird lines favoring them.
That’s how redistricting has always worked. You can make a case against it, but to get away from it you’d have to have some sort of bipartisan commission or goobermint employees draw the lines, and then they’d always favor Dems and the Pubsters would wail in public but bend over in reality like always. At least this way is fair, so to speak. Whoever gets elected gets to do the gerrymandering. At least the case can be made that it’s the voters will being honored. Which means this is yet another plot by leftists to defy and disenfranchise the electorate, as usual.
What business is it of the courts to tell legislatures what to do with their enumerated powers? These courts are begging people to ignore them.
Maryland and Illinois look well gerrymandered.
Do you refer to state legislature or U S House seats or both?
California has a bipartisan commission, but it is loaded with Democrats.
Guess what happened? /sarc
Gerrymandering by both parties is pure corruption. Voting districts and postal zip codes should be identical.
Why should they be allowed to Gerrymander at all? They shouldn’t be doing that.
Oh yeah. Democrats do lots of gerrymandering.
“California has a bipartisan commission, but it is loaded with Democrats.”
I was going to apply to be a member until I got their first “questionnaire.” It was clear that no one with a Conservative bent who was honest about their beliefs were going to get any consideration whatsoever.
Most major cities play games with the city boundary to cement in democrat rule. Republicans should make the case if they lose for congressional districts then the same concept should apply to city lines.
They are trying to screw us in 2020...new census, another chance to redistrict...
The GOP should chlenge the gerrymandering in Blue states.
Democrats STARTED this process (in New Jersey, if memory serves) and in the years it doesn’t go their way, they whine and scream and cry and...take it to court!
Same old, same old.
This particular case is for a Repub example, but the rats, specially minority rats, benefit from gerrymandering more than the pubs do. If they can no longer make octopus shaped minority majority districts, the law of unintended consequences will strike again.
You can be certain that the Justice Sisters will vote to strike down Wisconsin’s districting scheme because it favors Republicans. Had this case been filed a generation ago, their liberal predecessors Brennan and Marshall would just as certainly vote to uphold the practice as it benefited democrats.
They should look at how the lines are drawn in NYC!
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