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  • Supreme Court: Federal judges cannot block gerrymandering

    The US Supreme Court declined to set limits on gerrymandering - the practice where voting districts are re-drawn in order to favour political parties.

    The 5-4 vote on Thursday saw justices divided along ideological lines, with the court's conservative majority penning the opinion.

    They ruled the federal government does not have the constitutional authority to regulate state election maps.

    The decision could increase partisan redistricting after the 2020 census.

    By tossing gerrymandering back to Congress and the states, the Supreme Court may have emboldened regional lawmakers to carry out partisan mapping after the next census is complete, in a move some say will result in noncompetitive elections.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48789838
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  • #2
    Both decisions are good. The census question was nonsense. The federal government should be hands off on state issues and, let the states address gerrymandering. Roberts is doing a good job in my opinion.
    HFM

    As long as there exists people with religion and a belief in God, there will never be a Libertarian state.

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    • #3
      Interesting in that conservative judges handed a win to liberal state supreme courts.

      Pete (thinks thatís the right answer, but didnít expect it)

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