In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court just ruled that partisan gerrymandering accusations cannot be brought to federal court.
The left is beside themselves with cries of racism and a biased decision from SCOTUS because the court is now a majority conservative.
Chief Justice Roberts held that “partisan gerrymandering claims are categorically non-justiciable, and cannot be resolved by federal courts”.
Huge, huge decision:https://t.co/ImKkv3soqp
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) June 27, 2019
Justice Kaggan’s dissenting opinion:
THE SCOTUS BLOG TWEETED: SCOTUS rules that partisan-gerrymandering challenges to electoral maps are political questions that are not reviewable in federal court, dismissing challenges by Dem. voters to NC congressional map drawn by Rep. officials and by Rep. voters to 1 district drawn by Dems in Md.
SCOTUS rules 5-4 that “Partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.”
Also cites “no plausible grant of authority in the Constitution” to “reallocate political power” between parties.
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SCOTUS rules 5-4 that "Partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts."
Also cites "no plausible grant of authority in the Constitution" to "reallocate political power" between parties.
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) June 27, 2019