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'Toxic for Democracy': Voting Rights Advocates Vow to Fight After Supreme Court Punts on Gerrymandering


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'Toxic for Democracy': Voting Rights Advocates Vow to Fight After Supreme Court Punts on Gerrymandering

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Voting right advocates are saying the U.S. Supreme Court missed an opportunity to address the crisis of partisan gerrymandering on Monday after the court punted on two separate cases—one from Wisconsin and one from Maryland—focused on the issue.

Though disappointed in the rulings, Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause, said the outcome means the cases have been referred back to lower courts and, as such, "the fight to establish constitutional limits on partisan gerrymandering is very much alive."


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The Supreme court is OK with gerrymandering? What the hell have we become?


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Not having the North Carolina districts more fairly redrawn for the election this November seems like a fairly big setback for the chances of the Democrats to retake the House.


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Which is one of the main reasons that the Super-ream Court punted on this.
I love how Roberts said SCOTUS didn’t want to appear biased in favor of one political party.
It all goes back to Obama and the Dems not fighting harder to install a SCOTUS pick.
Now we have Gorsuch, and dog help us if Grifter gets to choose another SCOTUS judge.


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Abolish the supreme Court.

It has become useless to the masses.


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If we must live with one-party rule, why not abandon the democratic party and invade the republican party? Destroy the republicans from the inside, forcing the republicans to increase their own internal civil war. Go ahead, try to gerrymander one party.