Friday, 22 March, 2019

Supreme Court grants North Carolina Republicans partial victory in gerrymander case

Supreme Court grants North Carolina Republicans partial victory in gerrymander case Supreme Court grants North Carolina Republicans partial victory in gerrymander case
Patty Aguilar | 07 February, 2018, 09:26

"The legislature also claimed in their Wednesday court filing that they would not produce a new remedial redistricting plan, which means either @persily [Court consultant and Stanford University Law Professor Nathaniel Persily] is going to draw another state's congressional districts or the legislature will relent and draw a plan".

In a rare event, the United States Supreme Court has issued a split order regarding the racial gerrymandering case against North Carolina's legislative maps. In the case of the League of Women Voters of PA v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania high court forbid state officials from using the then current map, established with the Pennsylvania Congressional Redistricting Act of 2011, including with their upcoming May 15, 2018, primaries.

If one party, let's say Republicans, can put together a district where nearly all the voters are likely to be Democrat voters, then they can engineer other districts where Republicans can win, or be competitive, where they otherwise wouldn't be. Democrats have about 800,000 more registered voters than Republicans and hold all three statewide row offices, but Republicans hold solid majorities in both chambers of the Legislature.

The justices granted a request to put on hold state legislative remedial maps in Wake County and Mecklenburg County. So far, Pennsylvania Republicans have been fighting their state Supreme Court-not following court orders and deadlines.

Pennsylvania Senate President pro tempore and Republican Joseph Scarnati told the state supreme court on January 31 that he would openly defy the court's recent ruling on gerrymandering.

The political ramifications of the changes will be consequential indeed as Reuters reporting that "a$3 new map could give Democratic candidates a chance to capture as many as half a dozen Republican seats in Pennsylvania alone..."Cartographers, call your office. If they don't and they draw a map, I think it will create another issue", said Senator Mario Scavello, (R) Monroe County".

Impeachment in Pennsylvania requires votes by the majority of the House and two-thirds of the Senate.

There are six congressional seats in Pennsylvania where incumbents are not running again, the most in four decades.

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In a letter circulated to colleagues and posted on Facebook, state Rep. Cris Dush urges the ouster of the five judges who ruled the state legislature must redraw gerrymandered maps.

Corman said he did not know yet whether House Republican leaders are interested in drawing a new map, and he complained that lawmakers lack map-drawing direction because state justices have not published an opinion yet to explain their reasoning.

The state Supreme Court said it expected new districts to be in place by February 19, and the new map will be in play for the May 15 congressional primaries. "Absent that, it makes it hard for us to meet whatever requirement they are laying out for us".

Late last week, Scarnati and Turzai sought recusal of one of the state's Democratic justices, David Wecht. Wecht on Monday denied their request, saying his comments during the campaign were "sometimes ardent" but did not merit dropping out of the case.

Photo The Supreme Court in Washington.

Riggs' organization, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, said it also also represents plaintiffs in a state redistricting challenge now before the Wake County Superior Court.

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