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    Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday ruled in a Texas political dispute, rejecting judge-drawn election maps favoring minority candidates and Democrats in the 2012 congressional and state legislature elections.
    In its first ruling on political boundary-drawing based on the 2010 U.S. Census, the high court unanimously set aside the interim maps created by federal district court judges in San Antonio.

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    Re: Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    And that direction being what, exactly?
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    Re: Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Well a step in the right direction, finally!
    I think the idea someone's color,race/ethnicity,political affiliation should be taken into account when redrawing election maps is absurd and immoral. The only factor should be population and nothing else.This is why I think a computer should draw the lines and not scumbag politicians trying to redraw the districts to favor themselves.
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    Re: Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think the idea someone's color,race/ethnicity,political affiliation should be taken into account when redrawing election maps is absurd and immoral. The only factor should be population and nothing else.This is why I think a computer should draw the lines and not scumbag politicians trying to redraw the districts to favor themselves.
    Agreed, both sides are guilty of this and I wish it would stop.

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    Re: Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    Agree with James on this one.

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    Re: Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think the idea someone's color,race/ethnicity,political affiliation should be taken into account when redrawing election maps is absurd and immoral. The only factor should be population and nothing else.This is why I think a computer should draw the lines and not scumbag politicians trying to redraw the districts to favor themselves.

    I agree...stright lines...nothing should be taken into account.
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    Re: Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    Some of the districts are goofy as hell in design.
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    Re: Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    I agree, too.

    That said, isn't it more than a bit hypocritical that conservatives are so adamant about this, while at the same time insisting that this is NOT a democracy, and that there should not be a "tyranny of the majority"? Why is it that some minorities, but not others, should call the shots?

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    Re: Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I agree, too.

    That said, isn't it more than a bit hypocritical that conservatives are so adamant about this, while at the same time insisting that this is NOT a democracy, and that there should not be a "tyranny of the majority"? Why is it that some minorities, but not others, should call the shots?
    The "tyranny" was a federal judge trying to forcibly redraw districts in TX to favor Democrats and minorities... The Supreme Court overturned this. Gerrymandering is wrong, but it happens.
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    Re: Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    The "tyranny" was a federal judge trying to forcibly redraw districts in TX to favor Democrats and minorities... The Supreme Court overturned this. Gerrymandering is wrong, but it happens.
    Thanks for the recap, but you didn't answer my question.

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