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Friday, May 24, 2019

In the next month or so, the Supreme Court is expected to issue its decisions in a pair of cases challenging federal congressional districts in North Carolina and Maryland as the product of unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. When the justices heard oral argument in the two cases in late March, a key issue was whether courts should review partisan gerrymandering claims at all or should instead stay out of them, leaving the issue to politicians and the political process.

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We can thank Mitch McConnell and Anthony Kennedy when SCOTUS rules 5-4 not to do jack ---- about partisan gerrymandering.

#1 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-24 06:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I understand that this means they will allow the partisan stealing of elections.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-24 06:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We could always redraw the boundaries of the states so they have near equal population sizes. That would fix the Senate imbalance.

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-05-24 06:18 PM | Reply

That would fix the Senate imbalance.
#3 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

Sounds like a fun endeavor.

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-24 06:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Democrats Hate Gerrymandering -- Except When They Get to Do It - www.thedailybeast.com

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-24 06:51 PM | Reply

Kicking one of the most important cans down the road. Second only to the ridiculously undemocratic electoral college.

#6 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-24 07:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5

Shhhh, that harshes the Narrative...

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-24 07:34 PM | Reply

Activist something.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-24 08:27 PM | Reply

WTF do senate or presidential elections have to do with gerrymandering?

#9 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-24 09:01 PM | Reply

WTF do senate or presidential elections have to do with gerrymandering?

Why do you ask?

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-24 09:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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They can wait until Democrats are in charge in 2020. Then the Democrats can restructure.

#11 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-05-24 09:23 PM | Reply

#7 shhhh "but they do it too" is a lame ass argument.

Harsh that in your narrative.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-24 09:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Then the Democrats can restructure.
#11 | POSTED BY LEE_THE_AGENT

Of course. They want to restructure everything modeled after their greatest success stories:

NYC, Detroit, Chicago, LA, San Fran, Seattle. - the 6 Enchanted Cities

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-24 10:21 PM | Reply

"Why do you ask?"

The embedded tweet says the results of both were "because of gerrymandering".

#14 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-24 11:22 PM | Reply

The embedded tweet says the results of both were "because of gerrymandering".

Fair point. I'm not up on embedded tweets.

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-24 11:41 PM | Reply

Shhhh, that harshes the Narrative...

What the ---- "narrative" are you even talking about?

I don't like partisan gerrymandering. Period. No matter who's doing it. Neither should you. Can you discuss that? Or does every thread have to be about some phantom person's hypocrisy for you?

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-25 12:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Slowly but surely the SCOTUS is leading us to a point of rebellion. Hopefully it will be a peaceful refusal to go to work or something similar but these crooks can't continue indefinitely allowing the theft of elections and the will of the people to be ignored.
I don't actually understand the thinking process of those right wing Justices, it is impossible to believe they actually believe that their decisions are correct. More likely to me is that, as in the case of Clarence Thomas, they are so happy to be welcomed into the living rooms of the rich and powerful that they forget about right and wrong and just do the bidding of the welcoming aristocracy whose approval they so crave. In those living rooms it would be considered rude to do otherwise and they might be asked to leave if they decided any issue for the people.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 06:50 AM | Reply

Slowly but surely the SCOTUS is leading us to a point of rebellion. Hopefully it will be a peaceful refusal to go to work or something similar but these crooks can't continue indefinitely allowing the theft of elections and the will of the people to be ignored.
I don't actually understand the thinking process of those right wing Justices, it is impossible to believe they actually believe that their decisions are correct. More likely to me is that, as in the case of Clarence Thomas, they are so happy to be welcomed into the living rooms of the rich and powerful that they forget about right and wrong and just do the bidding of the welcoming aristocracy whose approval they so crave. In those living rooms it would be considered rude to do otherwise and they might be asked to leave if they decided any issue for the people.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 06:50 AM | Reply

"I understand that this means they will allow the partisan stealing of elections."

Not a single justice dissented in putting these cases on hold until the Supreme Court issues a ruling on the issue that could affect them. Maybe you should hold off before jumping to conclusions.

#19 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-25 10:14 AM | Reply

--Maybe you should hold off before jumping to conclusions.

What!?!?! That's against the rules.

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-25 10:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Maybe you should hold off before jumping to conclusions."

Yeah, I should wait until after the next election to demand a little fairness in our system, that way the conservatives on the court can pretend to be fair while still being loyal Republicans.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 10:32 AM | Reply

#21 | Posted by danni Might want to remember a little history, Some of the Justices who were put into the court as conservatives didn't preform that way when they got into that lifetime appointment. The court is supposed to interpret and enforce the Constitution, not create law. That is the domain of the legislature. The question before them will be, can the federal government usurp the authority of the states to run elections and draw up districts. It wasn't a problem when the Democratic party was doing the same when they ran a majority of the states. Now it is because the Democrats have been put in the same possession they put the Republicans in for decades? Beyond that, Senators and many other seats are state wide votes, the districts have no relevance in those elections, so we are discussing Representatives only.

#22 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-25 11:04 AM | Reply

"It wasn't a problem when the Democratic party was doing the same when they ran a majority of the states. Now it is because the Democrats have been put in the same possession they put the Republicans in for decades?"

Your first sentence there is of questionable truth and your second sentence there tries to justify injustice. If, the Democrats did do that in previous era it still does not justify the Republicans doing it today. Your understanding of fairness is deeply flawed, elections should be fair and transparent which is not the case today due to Republicans who have done everything in their power to prevent fairness and transparency because that is the only way they can win.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 12:29 PM | Reply

that harshes the Narrative...
#7 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

RoC brings up his full proof argument of, "but they do it too!"

It's sad. But. It's all he has.

RoC doesn't mind the gerrymandering. He likes it. It's his party's only way of winning any elections.

Ever again.

#24 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-25 12:37 PM | Reply

does every thread have to be about some phantom person's hypocrisy for you?
#16 | POSTED BY JOE

It's his own hypocrisy he doesn't want people to notice.

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-25 12:39 PM | Reply

#7 shhhh "but they do it too" is a lame ass argument.

Harsh that in your narrative.

RoC brings up his full proof argument of, "but they do it too!"

LOL, look at the mantie knots forming.

I don't like partisan gerrymandering. Period. No matter who's doing it. Neither should you. Can you discuss that? Or does every thread have to be about some phantom person's hypocrisy for you?

I have said repeatedly every time a gerrymandering whine comes up that every State should adopt the non-partisan commission structure that got rid of Democrat Gerrymandering in CA, after all, it turns out that they didn't need it.

But here on the Retort, the only gerrymandering that ever gets called out is in the GOP states, which is blatant hypocrisy.

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-25 05:13 PM | Reply

#24 | Posted by ClownShack There come a tipping point where even the most blatant gerrymandering won't work. I saw it happen in 1981 in Texas. We ended up with the first Republican governor sense reconstruction and a Republican majority in both chambers of the state house. As I remember they vainly attempted to dilute republican voters by cutting up cities like my home town, literally right down the middle.

#27 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-26 06:36 AM | Reply

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