Monday, June 18, 2018


US SUPREME COURT PUNTS ON GERRYMANDERING CASES

Listening to CNN sickens me.  It took me about three minutes to read the holding, and after 30 minutes the talking head at CNN still has it wrong.

They did not sidestep anything.  What the Court found was the two cases were not sufficiently developed to show the necessary harm to the plaintiffs. Normally as the Court notes, it would dismiss the cases on standing, but because of the national importance of the issue they are remanding the cases for further development of the injury issue.

This is the ruling which shows potential - they want to give the plaintiffs more time to develop the injury issue.  This is almost never done.  This means they care about the issue.  There is a third case already working its way up.

Having read the holding and the key reasoning for the holding, I see hope on the issue.  The remand for further development will impact redistricting after the 2020 census. 

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