The Transylvania Times -

Crippling Blow To Democracy

 

July 1, 2019



 

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last Thursday that allows gerrymandering based on party affiliation is a crippling blow to our democracy. The court’s decision, as written by Chief Justice John Roberts, again breaks with precedence, evidence and logic.

Roberts wrote, “Excessive partisanship in districting leads to results that reasonably seem unjust. But the fact that such gerrymandering is ‘incompatible with democratic principles,’ does not mean that the solution lies with the federal judiciary... Provisions in state statues and state constitutions can provide standards...



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