How the Supreme Courtroom’s gerrymandering ruling vindicated the knowledge of John Roberts
…from Washington Publish
[ Editor’s Note: I am taking a little break from the war news which has been a grind, as we also have political wars going on at home. I thought this gerrymandering news might be missed by a lot of folks.
The good news is that if Biden can surge going into November and the Repubs destroy their credibility more than they already have, the Democrats have a chance at not taking the beating that political forecasters expect.
I first ran across the State Courts with Democrat majorities saving the day in North Carolina with a big battle over one key seat, which threw the decision up to the Supreme Court for the Dems to win.
People will pay more attention to these State Judge elections now in the future, and judge in general. We had the long string of Trump losses on The Steal. With his simple math skills, he figured that with most state legislatures having Republican majorities, the judges would follow the trend.
But he lost 63 out of 64 cases, not so much on the law, but simply because the evidence the Trump grifter attorneys submitted did not qualify as evidence.
This week we had the Republican head of the Colorado elections and her aide charged for tampering with election equipment and blaming that on Dominion. She’s going down for the count.
Colorado has done two machine recounts, and yes, using the Dominion software, and one hand recount, which had the largest variance, 14 versus half a dozen with the others, at $100K expense.
Trumpers will not care about this, and still claim it was stolen. But as we are seeing now with The Donald, he is looking at criminal charges on The Steal based on his having been provided professional evaluations from his own appointees and even his campaign that there was no widespread fraud… Jim W. Dean ]
First revealed March 11, 2022
President Biden’s Supreme Courtroom fee cited Roberts’s ruling as proof for the view that the courtroom’s conservative majority is “complicit in and partially chargeable for the ‘degradation of American democracy’ writ massive.”
However as the primary redistricting cycle after Rucho v. Widespread Trigger involves a detailed, it’s obvious that the critics have been principally incorrect in regards to the choice’s results.
“In 2020 the median district was biased in opposition to Joe Biden by two factors,” the Economist reported final month. “However in 2022 … this bias is sort of sure to be a lot nearer to zero.”
…The truth that state courts are more and more on the heart of a contest over the democratic course of is important, and it might be a mannequin for depolarizing America’s political system.
…State constitutions, for instance, “can present requirements and steering for state courts to use” in reviewing district traces, Roberts wrote. Now, a handful of state courts have completed simply that.
…Now, some conservatives, out of frustration with state-court activism, are tempted to compel all states to adjust to a nationwide rule of their very own. Let’s hope the chief justice finds help on the courtroom for his much-maligned however democratically sound center method.
You may learn the complete WaPo article right here.