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    2 SCOTUS decisions coming that will impact the 2020 elections

    2 SCOTUS decisions coming that will impact the 2020 elections

    By the end of the month SCOTUS should rule on two cases that will affect the 2020 elections. First is whether the citizenship question can be added to the Census questionnaire. Second is the issue of political gerrymandering.

    The Trump administration wants census-takers to ask about the citizenship of every person in the country. The administration says that would reinstate a practice that dates back to 1820, though the question hasn’t been posed to every household since 1950.The administration says the question would produce valuable data to help the Justice Department enforce the Voting Rights Act, a law passed to protect minorities at the polls.


    But a federal judge called that explanation a “pretext” and said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross ignored evidence that the question would reduce participation among non-citizens and Hispanics. Opponents recently said they had uncovered new evidence that the real goal was to give Republican and white voters more clout.


    It isn’t clear whether the Supreme Court will consider the new information, or whether it would even matter. During arguments in April, the court’s conservatives suggested they were likely to uphold Ross’s decision to include the citizenship question.


    Partisan Gerrymandering


    The Supreme Court has never struck down a voting map as so partisan it violates the Constitution. Critics of what is known as partisan gerrymandering hope the court is poised to do so -- even though a less conservative set of justices weren’t ready to take that step a year ago.


    The justices are considering a North Carolina congressional map, drawn by Republicans who explicitly sought a partisan advantage, and a Maryland voting district designed by Democrats to oust a Republican lawmaker. Opponents say those maps are so extreme they undermine democracy.


    Chief Justice John Roberts has said the public perception of the court could suffer if it started refereeing map-drawing disputes between the two major parties. “We will have to decide in every case whether the Democrats win or the Republicans win,” Roberts said in 2017.


    But a ruling that insulates partisan gerrymanders from attack would have political consequences as well. It would help Republicans, who are the more frequent beneficiaries of gerrymandering in part because their 2010 electoral success let them draw many of the current maps around the country.
    I am not sure there is a legal reason to prohibit the citizenship question.

    I also don't see SCOTUS ruling against political gerrymandering. Redistricting is always an issue in local elections and if a party can get majorities in state legislatures one can assume the voters are OK with political gerrymandering. A voter certainly does not say, I will vote Dem, but I want a Dem legislature to not take advantage of a majority.
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    Sadly, if the Court rules as you say it'll explode as partisan rather than legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Sadly, if the Court rules as you say it'll explode as partisan rather than legal.
    Yes. The "media" will type up a story once the DNC tells them what to say.
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    The notion that SCOTUS is capable of ruling in a non-partisan way is risible since the appointment of Brett "Crybaby" Kavanaugh.
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    The Demos and their Borg Drone followers are all butt hurt about that Census question. Naturally the Demos had on one of their Wannabe Smart people calling it racist. LMAO.


    Then Tlaib and all her 2 brain cells said Trump was stealing the election.


    The Leftness doesn't want illegals to be counted for the census. But want to count their votes for elections. Yes that is how deviates work. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    The notion that SCOTUS is capable of ruling in a non-partisan way is risible since the appointment of Brett "Crybaby" Kavanaugh.
    Since?
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The Demos and their Borg Drone followers are all butt hurt about that Census question. Naturally the Demos had on one of their Wannabe Smart people calling it racist. LMAO.


    Then Tlaib and all her 2 brain cells said Trump was stealing the election.


    The Leftness doesn't want illegals to be counted for the census. But want to count their votes for elections. Yes that is how deviates work. LOL.
    The census should ask one question: How many US citizens or lawful permanent residents live at this address?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Since?
    lol

    LMAO Since the beginning of this month.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The census should ask one question: How many US citizens or lawful permanent residents live at this address?
    Agreed.....and Deviate Demos should look up the law when Congress passed the last issue with the census. Especially the wording they use about the Director of the Census Bureau.


    Such basic English and yet Demos and their Borg following have so much trouble with it. Yet always play the grammar, words have meaning card.


    But then again.....what can people expect from dipshits.
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    Kavanaugh and Gorsuch have revealed themselves to be fairly independent. We have seen that they will follow the law, not dogma.
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