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North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

At first glance, this looks like a repeat of the 2016 story, but this case is about the voting map, not voting law. But it's the same legislature, with the same ultimate goal, being blasted by the same judges. No doubt it will be appealed, and the Supreme Court is already hearing gerrymandering cases from other states.


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North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

At first glance, this looks like a repeat of the 2016 story, but this case is about the voting map, not voting law. But it's the same legislature, with the same ultimate goal, being blasted by the same judges. No doubt it will be appealed, and the Supreme Court is already hearing gerrymandering cases from other states.

I wish someone would take them to court over not have any (or very few with long lines) polling places in the poorest areas.

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jarnon wrote:
North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

At first glance, this looks like a repeat of the 2016 story, but this case is about the voting map, not voting law. But it's the same legislature, with the same ultimate goal, being blasted by the same judges. No doubt it will be appealed, and the Supreme Court is already hearing gerrymandering cases from other states.
Here's the latest (on a free website):

Federal judges again rule North Carolina Congressional map unconstitutional


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jarnon wrote:
North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

At first glance, this looks like a repeat of the 2016 story, but this case is about the voting map, not voting law. But it's the same legislature, with the same ultimate goal, being blasted by the same judges. No doubt it will be appealed, and the Supreme Court is already hearing gerrymandering cases from other states.
Here's the latest (on a free website):

Federal judges again rule North Carolina Congressional map unconstitutional


The difference is that this time the court struck the redistricting down as a political gerrymander rather than a racial one, meaning that it's less likely to stand up, especially considering the likely makeup of the Supreme Court.

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jarnon wrote:
North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

At first glance, this looks like a repeat of the 2016 story, but this case is about the voting map, not voting law. But it's the same legislature, with the same ultimate goal, being blasted by the same judges. No doubt it will be appealed, and the Supreme Court is already hearing gerrymandering cases from other states.
Here's the latest (on a free website):

Federal judges again rule North Carolina Congressional map unconstitutional


The difference is that this time the court struck the redistricting down as a political gerrymander rather than a racial one, meaning that it's less likely to stand up, especially considering the likely makeup of the Supreme Court.
The key issue forming the basis of the remand was standing in each district. The Court found standing. --Bob

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The difference is that this time the court struck the redistricting down as a political gerrymander rather than a racial one, meaning that it's less likely to stand up, especially considering the likely makeup of the Supreme Court.
The key issue forming the basis of the remand was standing in each district. The Court found standing. --Bob


Standing is a stopgap; assuming this gets appealed to the Supreme Court, they are free to reach the central issue of whether political gerrymandering is unconstitutional. Interestingly, the three member court unanimously found that the new NC map violated equal protection, but two of the three also said that it violated the free speech rights of Democrats.

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The potential new map is drawn by Jowei Chen, a University of Michigan associate professor of political science and an expert in election maps.

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/ ... 47475.html

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This right here is another reason Republicans will be in a hurry to get Kavanaugh on the Court. They'll want his vote to stay the ruling so the gerrymandered districts stay in place for 2018. --Bob

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This right here is another reason Republicans will be in a hurry to get Kavanaugh on the Court. They'll want his vote to stay the ruling so the gerrymandered districts stay in place for 2018. --Bob


Kavanaugh is a racist, right? If he gets on the court, he'll put all the black folk back in chains, like Joe said. No dem votes for him. Not one. The big question is will that be enough.
When the dems get control of congress, we'll have a genuine utopia!!!!!!


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This right here is another reason Republicans will be in a hurry to get Kavanaugh on the Court. They'll want his vote to stay the ruling so the gerrymandered districts stay in place for 2018. --Bob


Kavanaugh is a racist, right? If he gets on the court, he'll put all the black folk back in chains, like Joe said. No dem votes for him. Not one. The big question is will that be enough.
When the dems get control of congress, we'll have a genuine utopia!!!!!!


Flock, I didn't think it was possible but your posts are less amusing than Donald Trump's tweets.

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flockofseagulls104 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
This right here is another reason Republicans will be in a hurry to get Kavanaugh on the Court. They'll want his vote to stay the ruling so the gerrymandered districts stay in place for 2018. --Bob


Kavanaugh is a racist, right? If he gets on the court, he'll put all the black folk back in chains, like Joe said. No dem votes for him. Not one. The big question is will that be enough.
When the dems get control of congress, we'll have a genuine utopia!!!!!!


Flock, I didn't think it was possible but your posts are less amusing than Donald Trump's tweets.


I'm not aiming to amuse you.


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Flock, I didn't think it was possible but your posts are less amusing than Donald Trump's tweets.

I'm not aiming to amuse you.


Well, a good rule of thumb is that the more lame attempts at humor you make in a post, the more it indicates that you really have no valid response to, in this case, the points that Bob made, so you wave your arms and make a lot of noise and hope the whole issue goes away.

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Flock, I didn't think it was possible but your posts are less amusing than Donald Trump's tweets.

I'm not aiming to amuse you.


Well, a good rule of thumb is that the more lame attempts at humor you make in a post, the more it indicates that you really have no valid response to, in this case, the points that Bob made, so you wave your arms and make a lot of noise and hope the whole issue goes away.


You have just proven my point for me. You don't read what I post anyway. It's Groundhog Day.

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Flock, I didn't think it was possible but your posts are less amusing than Donald Trump's tweets.
I'm not aiming to amuse you.
Well, a good rule of thumb is that the more lame attempts at humor you make in a post, the more it indicates that you really have no valid response to, in this case, the points that Bob made, so you wave your arms and make a lot of noise and hope the whole issue goes away.
Do you not see your problem here?

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silverscreenselect wrote:
I'm not aiming to amuse you.
Well, a good rule of thumb is that the more lame attempts at humor you make in a post, the more it indicates that you really have no valid response to, in this case, the points that Bob made, so you wave your arms and make a lot of noise and hope the whole issue goes away.
Do you not see your problem here?

Do you see yours?

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Don't expect redistricting in time for the 2018 elections. Apparently the plaintiffs are telling the Court it's not practicable at this point. So North Carolina's politicians have gotten to select their voters for another cycle. Just one more to go before the whole merry-go-round begins again. --Bob

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