Republican Block The Vote – ‘High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers’
‘Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS’
‘By MARK SHERMAN’
‘Mar. 1, 2015 8:08 AM EST’
WASHINGTON (AP) — ‘In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries’.
‘The court hears argument Monday in an appeal by Republican lawmakers in Arizona against the state’s voter-approved independent redistricting commission for creating the districts of U.S. House members’.
So much for the ‘Will Of The People’.
‘A decision striking down the commission probably would doom a similar system in neighboring California, and could affect districting commissions in 11 other states’.
- ‘The court previously has closed the door to lawsuits challenging excessive partisanship in redistricting, or gerrymandering’.
From : http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141026576