A Whole New Ballgame for Congress
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court sanctioned political chaos in state legislatures around the country. The Justices finally issued their decision in the Texas redistricting case and the result could mean revolving Congressional districts that change after every election depending upon the political power of the majority party in any state at any given time. In other words, what happened in Texas-- a raw power grab by the party in power to protect itself from future challenges-- could now become the rule and not the Tom-Delay-inspired exception.
Some Democrats may claim a partial victory because the Court's majority did throw out one particular contorted Congressional district which did not recognize fairly the rights of Hispanic voters. But the GOP at least for now is the big winner of the war over redistricting. I will have much more on the ruling after I have had the chance to read the entire decision. In the meantime, we will have to wait until tomorrow for a decision in the other big case that is left-- the case involving the rights of detainees down in Guantanamo Bay.
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