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Overjoyed: SCOTUS comes up big (5-3) on voting rights!!!

Source: Breaking and Analysis: Supreme Court on 5-3 Vote Affirms NC Racial Gerrymandering Case, with Thomas in Majority and Roberts in Dissent | Election Law Blog (Rich Hasen) Just when I was thinking the only big news today would be … Continue reading

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“When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross a Constitutional Line?”

If you want to understand the monstrous effect gerrymandering has had in our elections, and the history of efforts to combat it, here’s this clear and beautifully written article by Adam Liptak. Source: When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross a Constitutional … Continue reading

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Bad laws in our nation ruled by law: Plessy v. Ferguson (separate but equal) & Shelby v Holder (voting rights)

Number 4 of Casey Sullivan’s 13 worst Supreme Court decisions: 4. Plessy v. Ferguson (1896): The Court’s famous “separate but equal” ruling upheld state segregation laws. In doing so, the Court made sure that the gains of the post-Civil War … Continue reading

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