Skip to comments.SCOTUS Grants Temporary Stay In Texas Redistricting Case
Posted on 08/29/2017 3:26:38 AM PDT by Enterprise
Justice Samuel Alito stayed a lower court order requiring the Texas state legislature to draw new legislative district lines in advance of the 2018 elections Monday.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the Supreme Court to stay the ruling Friday.
It is astonishing that the lower court ignored that the maps are the very same ones that the court itself adopted in 2012, and the Obama-era Department of Justice did not bring any claims against the maps, he said in a statement. We are confident that the Supreme Court will allow Texas to continue to use the maps used in the last three election cycles.
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Until the 1960s, scotus left district lines alone. The design of districts was a political question that could only be answered by the political branches.
That all changed with one-man-one-vote, the Voting Rights Act, and blacks having the right to be represented by a black under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.
Despite decades of effort, scotus still doesn’t have, and cannot create a ‘neutral’ formula. The design of congressional districts will always be a political question.
Scotus should butt out.
It looks like the Supreme Court is making the right call at this point. The districts will likely stand as is.
Since succeeding in getting rid of Tom Delay by trumped up charges against him, the Texas Democrat Party is trying the same strategy to get rid of A. G. Paxton. Using Clinton and Obama appointed judges, they attempt to defraud Texas Republicans of their right to govern.
Are you confused here.
Alito put a stop to a far left Mexican Judge appointed by Obama the Muslim rewriting Texas law .
Its a good thing .
Being in Texas, I’m picking up on a pattern. In past years, the lower court rulings regarding elections NEVER were handed down until just prior to the election (usually 2 or 3 months out) - the idea being that appeals couldn’t take place in such a compressed time. Now we’re getting them 15 months and more out (we had our Voter ID system thrown out a few weeks ago).
The answer: The lower court Leftists want their rulings reviewed BEFORE Trump is able to name another justice to the Supreme Court (and to a lesser extent, more judges to the Appellate Courts).
This is just an EXAMPLE of how the Democrats operate and just how clever they are. We really need to LEARN from them.
Another reason could be that it is easier to track voting records over time if the districts stabilize.
Think I’ll mess with liberals’ heads, and ask them how that will affect Ted Cruz’ chances in 2018? Lolol
Are there any names surfacing as opponents to Cruz in the primary?
Not to my knowledge...yet.
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