Lyle: “In its second ruling Friday on courts’ power to draw new election districts, the Supreme Court in a West Virginia case raised doubts about the authority of federal District Courts to require states to achieve absolute equality of population in drafting new voting boundaries. In a brief order, found here, the Court blocked a federal court order that insisted that ‘zero variance’ in population was now the constitutional norm in new redistricting cases in order to satisfy the one-person, one-vote mandate.”
Rethinking the one person, one vote standard? Unthinkable? As I explained in a 2005 Findlaw column, then-Senator Biden suggested a filibuster of then nominee-Judge Alito regarding Alito’s views on the Warren Court’s one person, one vote decisions.