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Author Topic: Supreme Court Hands Democrats A Win On Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia  (Read 78 times)

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Legislative districts in Virginia that the Supreme Court previously said were racially gerrymandered have to remain in their redrawn form, the court said Monday, giving Democrats in the state a victory.

The majority decision was written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who noted that because the entirety of state government wasn't suing to keep the fight going — the case was brought by the state's GOP-controlled House — then it is throwing the case out.

"In short, Virginia would rather stop than fight on," Ginsburg wrote. "One House of its bicameral legislature cannot alone continue the litigation against the will of its partners in the legislative process."

The court previously decided that 11 districts in the state were sorted by race and they had to be redrawn. They were redrawn, and then the state's GOP-controlled House intervened to take it to the Supreme Court.

The case was 5-4, but not along the usual conservative-liberal lines. Instead, the majority in this case was Ginsburg with liberal justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, as well as conservatives Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/17/733389132/supreme-court-hands-democrats-a-win-on-racial-gerrymandering-in-virginia

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 :o :o Clarence Thomas??

Umm... Did I just hear OS' bus just start up??  :snicker

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The justices, in a 5-4 decision, sidestepped a ruling on the merits of the case. They instead found that the Republican-led state House of Delegates lacked the necessary legal standing to appeal a lower court ruling that had invalidated 11 state House districts for racial discrimination.

Virginia's Attorney General, Mark Herring, opposed the appeal

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-gerrymandering-idUSKCN1TI1TN

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It is my honor to present to you the President Trump nominated Justice Neil Gorsuch and former President George HW Bush nominated Justice Clarence Thomas as they have sided with with former President Obama nominated Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan in a coup with your President Carter nominated Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to SMACK "Racial Gerrymandering" in the FACE

Keeping elections at the "state level" fair and balanced are very important to the aforementioned US Supreme Court Justices as affirmed by their decision...


« Last Edit: June 18, 2019, 11:07:00 AM by iceman4221 »
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