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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:30 PM

On a party line vote, Supreme Court restores Texas Republican-drawn maps

Source: Think Progress

In a victory for Republicans, all the Republican members of the Supreme Court joined a pair of orders handed down Tuesday, staying a lower court decision which struck down two Republican-drawn districts. All four of the Court’s Democrats would have denied the stay.

Tuesday evening’s orders are the latest development in a long, winding challenge to Texas’ gerrymandered maps. You can read a summary of the many twists and turns in this case, as well as the legal issues before the Supreme Court, here.

The crux of the case is that, last month, a three-judge panel of federal judges held that two Texas congressional districts were illegally drawn — the first because it was intentionally drawn to dilute Hispanic votes, the second because it was drawn with too much reliance on race.

Texas, represented by Republican superlawyer Paul Clement, asked the Supreme Court to stay this decision, arguing that “allowing the State to continue to use [its current maps] for the 2018 elections will impose little harm,” because “if the plaintiffs ultimately prevail before this Court on appeal, a new map could still be drawn in time for the 2020 elections.”


Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/on-a-party-line-vote-supreme-court-restores-texas-republican-drawn-maps-73ac3257f13e/



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turbinetree Sep 12 OP
sakabatou Sep 12 #1
turbinetree Sep 12 #4
RandySF Sep 12 #2
Dawson Leery Sep 12 #3
RhodeIslandOne Sep 12 #8
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 12 #10
SusanaMontana41 Sep 13 #22
RandySF Sep 13 #28
GaryCnf Sep 13 #35
diva77 Sep 12 #5
sandensea Sep 12 #6
burrowowl Sep 12 #7
NYC Liberal Sep 12 #9
sandensea Sep 12 #11
SusanaMontana41 Sep 13 #24
FiveGoodMen Sep 20 #41
Yavin4 Sep 12 #12
MFM008 Sep 13 #29
Dustlawyer Sep 12 #13
BigmanPigman Sep 12 #14
Initech Sep 12 #15
murielm99 Sep 13 #16
Initech Sep 13 #36
SusanaMontana41 Sep 13 #25
PdxSean Sep 13 #17
SergeStorms Sep 13 #20
PdxSean Sep 13 #27
progressoid Sep 13 #18
Snackshack Sep 13 #19
BadgerMom Sep 13 #21
egold2604 Sep 13 #23
SusanaMontana41 Sep 13 #26
egold2604 Sep 13 #39
SusanaMontana41 Sep 20 #40
ck4829 Sep 13 #30
GaryCnf Sep 13 #31
Cosmocat Sep 13 #34
NYC Liberal Sep 13 #38
Optical.Catalyst Sep 13 #32
mdbl Sep 13 #33
dalton99a Sep 13 #37

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:33 PM

1. Grr

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:47 PM

4. And now we have this BS

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:44 PM

2. Nope. No difference between Trump and Hillary.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:46 PM

3. +1,000,000

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:14 PM

8. None at all.....

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:17 PM

10. Just the hair. n/t

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:31 AM

22. McConnell stole that court pick from Obama.

The blame is his.

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Response to SusanaMontana41 (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 03:02 AM

28. And who picked the deciding judge of this case?

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Response to RandySF (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:55 AM

35. Everything that happened after November 2014 is just

changing the colors scheme on the window dressing.

Who picked Scalia's replacement?

BARACK OBAMA

Why isn't he on the Court right now?

Because incrementalist and centrists who abandoned OUR PRESIDENT (the one who overcame the obstacles) got their rears handed to them in the 2014 Senate elections.

Heck, if it wasn't for them, it wouldn't have even been Gorsuch who got nominated, it would have been Goodwin Liu and we wouldn't be lamenting the patently foreseeable results in these redistricting cases, we would have been celebrating the end of mandatory minimums, the end of racist immigration laws, the end of capital punishment, and MORE.

THEY cost us this seat.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:50 PM

5. Even when the facts are irrefutable, replundercans deny the truth

Gorsuck and the repug supremes should be impeached for their utter disregard for the truth

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:06 PM

6. Stealing that supreme court seat is really paying off for Bitchy Mitchy.

Who says crime doesn't pay (not his in-laws certainly).

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Response to sandensea (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:12 PM

7. Sure is!

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Response to sandensea (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:15 PM

9. In 2020, if we've taken back Congress and the WH

We need to add two seats to the Supreme Court do try to undo the damage.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:19 PM

11. Tony "swing vote" Kennedy doesn't look well these days.

Not well at all.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:33 AM

24. Hell has a special place for traitors like him.

Right next to Karl Rove and Lee Atwater.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 20, 2017, 11:21 AM

41. Crime DOES pay

And our party often seems content to let it go as long as they can send us all emails saying, "It's up to you to save America...give us more money."

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:20 PM

12. But...but...but...her emails n/t

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:13 AM

29. Don't forget

She was " establishment".
I'd give a months supply of tranquilizers for some no drama, steady, reliable leadership about now.
Anyone?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:26 PM

13. Our Supreme Court is elected and the Republicans get so much money it is the death of

the Rule of Law! Plaintiff and insurance defense attorneys know that if a plaintiff gets a big verdict in state court they won't be able to keep it.

My friend got a 1.2 million dollar verdict from a life insurance company that would not pay, it was a clean trial. With pre= judgement interest it was over $4 million dollars. After a verdict the Parties typically mediate to avoid delay and expense of appeals. The insurance companies defense attorney offered only $15,000. He was the biggest fundraiser for the all Republican State Supreme Court of the time. I knew he was sunk. After 8 years of litigation the case was remanded back to the trial court for a new trial on a completely BS reason.

The root cause of most of our problems is our system of legalized bribery for our campaign finance.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:28 PM

14. Another reason to nullify and void all election results when (not if)

the fake prez and pals are found guilty of collusion. I wish that complicity were a crime. That would mean that 50% of the elected GOP would be going to jail as well, unless they are all pardoned of course.
McConnell is guilty of keeping the SCOTUS seat open...what is the difference between Scalia and Gorsuch?
This country is screwed for an entire generation.

I have realistically lost most of my hope that there will be real justice in this country during my lifetime. But I will not give up resisting for as long as I physically can either. The more they push us into a corner the harder I fight back. Fuck the greedy, sociopathic, hypocritical GOP.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:51 PM

15. It's going to take a civil war to undo all the damage.

That the GOP Koch Heritage Foundation Party has caused. I'm not as optimistic about 2018 as some people are. One election alone is not going to be enough to reverse the damage that has been done to this country. I hope the Koch roaches sleep well at night.

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Response to Initech (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:10 AM

16. I agree with you.

We may make inroads, but we will not do it all in one election. We are in for a rough time. I may not be here, but my children will have a rough road. I am glad I raised three Democrats.

The other thing that bothers me is the new grassroots organizations. I have seen these types of groups before, over a lifetime of activism. Most of the membership will dwindle if they do not get immediate gratification. I give most of these groups two to five years before they disband.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:27 AM

36. I keep thinking of that line from Star Wars.

Where Yoda said "fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering". We had fear under the Bush administration with 9/11. That fear turned into the GOP's anger against Obama. Now that anger turned into pure, unfiltered hatred. That led to Trump. What comes after hate? Suffering. And What comes after suffering?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:34 AM

25. 100 percent agree with everything you just said.

Every. word.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:12 AM

17. Politicians in robes.

. . . arguing that “allowing the State to continue to use [its current maps] for the 2018 elections will impose little harm,” because “if the plaintiffs ultimately prevail before this Court on appeal, a new map could still be drawn in time for the 2020 elections.”

I was stupefied when they made the argument with a straight face, and I'm beyond dumbfounded that members of the highest court in the land would even consider such an argument, let alone accept it. Not only do we have politicians in robes, we have politicians in robes who are no longer shy about proclaiming that they are politicians in robes.

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Response to PdxSean (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:40 AM

20. It's those damned....

"activist judges" Republicans are always complaining about. Except when the "activist judges" are on their side.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:14 AM

27. Exactly! The idea of being impartial and honorable isn't even an afterthought.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:17 AM

18. Faaaack

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:28 AM

19. So much for...

That blind lady holding the scales...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:48 AM

21. Tonight my heart is so heavy.

Sometimes it doesn't drown me. Sometimes it does. There's just been so much awfulness lately.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:32 AM

23. I get the sense that the NRA is arming the right wing for the civil war

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Response to egold2604 (Reply #23)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:36 AM

26. Liberals have guns, too. nt

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Response to SusanaMontana41 (Reply #26)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:47 PM

39. not as many and there is a reluctance on to take human life

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Response to egold2604 (Reply #39)

Wed Sep 20, 2017, 11:08 AM

40. Thanks to Bannon we're seeing hand-to-hand combat in the streets. Urban warfare.

Bannon has his civil war. I will absolutely shoot.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:34 AM

30. Party over country.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:00 AM

31. This lies squarely

At the feet of the "brilliant" strategy by Washington DC (nee Arkansas) party elite of responding to Tea Party vitriol by ABANDONONING President Obama, sticking with blue dog incumbents (5 of whom lost), and running to the middle during the 2014 Senate elections.

THANKS "incrementalists"

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Response to GaryCnf (Reply #31)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:35 AM

34. I get your points

and there is some truth them, particularly abandoning BHO while he was POTUS.

However, the primary root of the problem is this country is dumb as fuck, and that was LONG before 1/3 of the country voted for 45 and another 1/3 could not be bothered to vote at all.

Republicans have been rat fucking this country my entire adult life, at least, going back to the early late 80s. At some point you would think this country would WTFU and punish them.

But, their indulgence of their fuck wittery has only gotten more pervasive over time.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #34)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:42 AM

38. This country has always been this way, sadly.

Every so often, we have brief moments of sanity – but generally only when things hit rock bottom.

Getting rid of slavery took a 4-year civi war that killed 750,000 Americans.

Electing FDR and passing basic economic regulations and social welfare programs took the entire economy crashing and falling into a depression.

Electing Obama took 8 years of the (formerly) worst president ever destroying the economy and bankrupting us in a war based on lies.

etc.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:01 AM

32. The Constitution directed we be governed by individuals selected from among us

We have reached the point where we are not governed but rather we are now ruled by Republicans.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:15 AM

33. gee what a big surprise.

Not!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:16 AM

37. "Gorsuch is really looking out for the team that put him there"

More to come

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