“Mindlessly Literal Reading Loses Again; This Supreme Court decision is a dig at Bush v. Gore.”

Here’s my piece at Slate on today’s AZ redistricting ruling from the Supreme Court.  It begins: The Supreme Court ended its term Monday with another major rejection of conservative attempts to use wooden, textualist arguments to upset sensible policies. The … Continue reading

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Breaking: Federal Court on 2-1 Vote Finds Congressional Districting Plan Unconstitutional Racial Gerrymander

You can read the 105-page opinion and dissent from the three-judge court here. Following remand from the Supreme Court following the Alabama racial gerrymandering case, the three judge court today found that racial considerations predominated over others in the drawing of Virginia’s … Continue reading

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Ed Blum Hints He’ll Be Done After Trying to Knock Out Affirmative Action, Voting Rights Act, and One Person, One Vote

TPM: Evenwel v. Abbott is the culmination of Blum’s decades long effort to take on racially-influenced redistricting, having failed twice before with “one person, one vote” cases that stopped at the Supreme Court’s doorstep. It is expected to be heard … Continue reading

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