Jun 23 2018
The court handed a victory to Wisconsin Republicans who drew state electoral districts that helped entrench their party in power, voting 9-0 to throw out a lower court ruling that the districts deprived Democratic voters of their constitutional rights, including equal protection under the law.
"I write to address in more detail what kind of evidence the present plaintiffs (or any additional ones) must offer to support that allegation". It was Kennedy who in the 2004 partisan gerrymander case, Vieth v. Jubelirer, kept the door open to viewing these cases through the lens of the First Amendment. The decision could make it more hard for challengers of the practice to bring cases in the future. The incumbent in the challenged district is not running for reelection.
The justices understandably want a rigorous and robust foundation upon which to set a precedent.
"Courts - and in particular this court - will again be called on to redress extreme partisan gerrymanders", Justice Elena Kagan predicted. Worse still, it creates an unnecessarily partisan path to challenging statewide maps.
The Supreme Court in 1986 actually said that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional when the election system "is arranged in a manner that will consistently degrade a voter's or a group of voters' influence", but as New York University election law professor Richard Pildes observed Monday, in the three decades since that decision, the high court has refused to enforce it with any teeth.
The Supreme Court's much-awaited gerrymandering decisions were released on Monday, and they landed with a resounding meh.
It doesn't have to be this way.
-Is there a workable way to measure how much politics is too much?
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The Supreme Court is still considering whether to take up a North Carolina case involving similar issues. The high court is considering whether to schedule arguments on an appeal.
"Remedying the individual voter's harm, therefore, does not necessarily require restructuring of all the state's legislative districts", he said. The plaintiffs in this case are individual voters who sought to challenge a statewide gerrymander. The court said the challenges should instead be brought district by district and sent the case back to a trio of federal judges who will determine whether the challengers can modify their lawsuit with plaintiffs in each district.
Partisan gerrymanders have "become ever more extreme and durable, insulating officeholders against all but the most titanic shifts in the political tides", she wrote. Gerrymandered legislatures nationwide have pushed aggressively for voter ID bills, culled voting rolls and limited early voting.
Just last week in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Supreme Court upheld Ohio's policies of purging voters from the rolls after not participating in three federal elections (and not responding to official notices mailed to their homes). That gave them control of both houses in 25 states.
To see what the impact of major gains at the state level can mean for the long-term fate of a party, Democrats need only look across the aisle. The lower court has ruled that the Republican-led Legislature engaged in unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering when it redrew districts in 2016 in response to a previous court ruling that the 2011 districts were an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.
Wisconsin Democrats, as a recent Politico article points out, are rebuilding their party after a sobering 2016 presidential election.
There is some hope.
The stakes are huge: the balance of power in state legislatures and Congress could tip in coming years, particularly after the 2020 census, when voting boundaries will be redrawn based on population changes. But even as those cases have moved through the courts, legislators from those states have voted on health care, immigration, taxes and other important issues. Their test included a measure known as the "efficiency gap", which focuses on how frequently votes are effectively wasted, either because they go to a candidate who loses or because they provide the victor with more support than was necessary to prevail.
Jun 22 2018
Dollar and stocks drop as Trump hits China with tariffs
Parker suggested that such steps might include delaying or denying licenses required by US companies in China. The Trump administration said Friday that it will impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion of Chinese exports.
Jun 19 2018
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Jun 17 2018
IG Report: Comey’s Handling of Clinton Investigation ‘Negatively Impacted’ FBI
The report may give rise to the debate over the extent to which Comey's actions secured Trump's victory. He was briefed on the report yesterday, but it may not have been exactly what he was hoping for.
Jun 16 2018
Sultan declares Friday 2018 Eid-el-fitr day
After a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, Muslims celebrate Eid with massive family feasts and prayers. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has also confirmed parking timings during the Eid holiday.
Jun 16 2018
PM Modi congratulates people of Afghanistan over historic Test vs India
The star player will not just be missed by India but the opposing team as well, who will miss out on a chance to bowl to him. The troubled country has yet to play an global game at home and the possibility of doing so in the future is remote as well.
Jun 14 2018
Little girl from Charleston shares big voice with 'America's Got Talent' judges
Before she was even done, the audience was on their feet. "The only thing I can do for you, young lady, is give you.my golden buzzer!" "Oh my gosh.
Jun 14 2018
Three Californias? What you need to know
The plan calls for three states to be created: Northern California , California and Southern California . Californians have talked about breaking up with themselves ever since California became a state in 1850.
Jun 13 2018
With US-NKorea summit over, US envoy turns attention to ally
Mr Trump later said he would halt USA military exercises in South Korea, something widely seen as a concession. The US would suspend "provocative" war games it holds with South Korea .
Jun 13 2018
Supreme Court Backs Ohio's Right to Purge Voting Rolls
He then explained how Ohio's system-where the purge process is triggered simply by not voting-is not consistent with the statute. In the majority decision, Justice Samuel Alito wrote Ohio's approach was lawful. "The right to vote is not 'use it or lose it ".
Jun 12 2018
Gears Pop! are a thing from Funko and Microsoft
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