Supreme Court Decision on political gerrymandering.

Supreme Court Decision on political gerrymandering.

The Supreme Courts 5-4 ruling said federal judges have no role in policing partisan redistricting, effectively removing the courts from the process. The opinion on gerrymandering stated that federal courts do not have jurisdiction to rule on political questions such as this and that it is up to lawmakers to deal with such issues.

Aaron W
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James Villalobos
James Villalobos 8 months

So what you're telling me is that the apportionment of representation in the US House of Representatives, a fundamental part of our democracy, is not going to be decided by the number of LEGAL citizens in a state, but rather by how many warm bodies happen to be present whenever the census is taken. So basically, California and Texas get even more representation by allowing illegal immigrants to cross the border. And this isn't a subversion of democracy HOW?!?

Dave
Dave 8 months

I'm in the UK, can I take part in the census? I'm not a citizen of the US too! My vote should count!

ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing
ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing 8 months

Would it be possible for a US citizen to sue over this? I mean they’re essentially defrauding our votes by pumping the numbers up in other states, as a Michigan resident California is essentially degrading my voting power by adding illegals to their numbers. Reducing my state’s representation while furthering their own...

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 8 months

I'm just going to fly oven to the UK and vote in their elections. That is, after I swim there from just offshore and take up residence. That's legit, right?

MEIJIN44
MEIJIN44 8 months

It's not the SCOTUS fault. It's not the SCOTUS job to act like the parents if the Dem and republican party and handle disputes. The SCOTUS job is to say if something is constitutional or not and eliminate it on those bounds. They can also set precedence but it isn't their job to do what Congress won't. How about electing trust worth legislators to make it illegal. Quit blaming other branches for your garbage local choices.

Seekster
Seekster 8 months

How? How is there any legal issue at all with asking people in the country if they are a citizen. This decision makes no sense to me at all. Please someone explain this to me.

OttersGonnaOtt
OttersGonnaOtt 8 months

The question is essentially asking "Are you legally allowed to take this census?" Rejecting this question is rejecting the sovereign right of the voting citizenship, and further could be seen as undermining our democracy. Is the Judicial branch suddenly forming into a group dictatorship or something? What in the abyss...?

Enzo THESSIEU
Enzo THESSIEU 8 months

What a bunch of wankers

CoLpOeSnED
CoLpOeSnED 8 months

Instead of the state legislature, Can't we just get a law in place that has an unbias 3rd-party draw the lines? Then audit the shit out of them.

MEIJIN44
MEIJIN44 8 months

Not their job. Congress or executive branch if it is a legitimate danger to democracy.

Tachyon
Tachyon 8 months

This is asinine! The Citizenship question used to be on the Census. That should be precedent enough! FFS the Census is anonymous so how does it harm anyone to ask? never mind there are plenty of legal, non-citizens to be counted. Not just the border hopping criminals.

Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 8 months

Good call by SCOTUS against Apple, and against that Census question. Now isn't the time to include it. Not so sure about the Gerrymandering decision though.

Based Haole
Based Haole 8 months

all I read was that it's time to show our homegrown tyrants in both political parties what the true spirit of 1776 was about

Gaz Matic
Gaz Matic 8 months

I see that when it’s a anti trump news it’s filled with left wing articles but when it’s good for trump no left wing articles. Then they say there’s no bias

michael zubas
michael zubas 8 months

Gerrymandering Must Die.

NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr
NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr 8 months

The democrat position of illegally flooding states with oversea supporters because they don’t have enough of a home base? I guess the parties power has been on the down since they had to give up their slaves. Shame the slave seem yet to realise their chains have been taken from them, then again looking at welfare and the fatherless home issue... perhaps not.

Star Alien
Star Alien 8 months

Pack the courts.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 8 months

so if we visited the states, do we get a vote? because I am happy to send my Australian address.

Star Alien
Star Alien 8 months

Pack the courts.

yuckycrumpet
yuckycrumpet 8 months

Last census I had a relative from overseas staying with us who had to be included in it. The government understands these things and takes them into account. Stop being so simple. Doesn't surprise me so many of you in here believe the crap you hear coming from the whitehouse these last few years.

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