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a blow against the congression district hegemony outrage
« on: June 29, 2015, 12:07:45 PM »
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/29/usa-court-redistricting-idUSL2N0ZF10D20150629

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Arizona redistricting commission

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Re: a blow against the congression district hegemony outrage
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 12:10:19 PM »
Sorry, this is a big problem and is impossible to solve without a Constitutional Amendment.  Nonpartisan redistricting is absolutely necessary and also definitely not supported by the Constitution at the moment.  The 4 Justices who dissented on this are wrong also.
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Re: a blow against the congression district hegemony outrage
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 12:31:03 PM »
Sorry, this is a big problem and is impossible to solve without a Constitutional Amendment.  Nonpartisan redistricting is absolutely necessary and also definitely not supported by the Constitution at the moment.  The 4 Justices who dissented on this are wrong also.

Non-partisan?  You can't even get them to agree on the time of day right now.
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Re: a blow against the congression district hegemony outrage
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 12:44:15 PM »
Non-partisan?  You can't even get them to agree on the time of day right now.
Re-districting is clearly required, but based on the bizarre shape of voting districts, is an abused process of legal Gerrymandering, controlled by whichever party is in control of the state legislature.  But there is no protection or provision in the U.S. Constitution that allows this.  It clearly says that state legislatures have the authority to re-district at their discretion.

This was a decision based on absolutely nothing but goodwill.  Whether you like the result or not, it's an overstep as bad as anything this Court has ever done.
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Re: a blow against the congression district hegemony outrage
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2015, 01:19:02 PM »
The House of Reprehensibles is a farce.