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    Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    This is an interesting challenge.

    Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn - LA Times

    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a major shift in how political districts are drawn nationwide by counting only citizens who can vote, not the total population. If the justices eventually rule for the conservative group that appealed the issue, the decision could dilute the political power of Latinos, especially in large states such as Texas, California and Florida. The court said Tuesday it will hear the case in the fall and rule early next year.

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    This is interesting. I have never heard this issue raised before.

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    I wish they could make a decision regarding gerrymandering as well, but sadly the constitution is clear on that one.
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    This is one of those cases where I expect a straight partisan vote, as it is all about partisan power. This court will side with anything that allows more conservatives to get into offices, even if it further subverts the democratic process.
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    I can't see how this passes as it seems to violate equal protection of minors.

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    I find it odd the SC even picked-up this case, unless they're trying to go 'activist'?
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    There is precedent but it's ugly. Under the old three-fifths rule a slave was counted as three-fifths of a person for apportionment purposes.
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Not an issue I have ever thought of. But I think our representatives should represent EVERYONE in their district, not just the voters.

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    There is precedent but it's ugly. Under the old three-fifths rule a slave was counted as three-fifths of a person for apportionment purposes.
    That precedent was rather assertively removed, though.

    Wouldn't this remove representatives for the southern states?
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts are drawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    This is one of those cases where I expect a straight partisan vote, as it is all about partisan power. This court will side with anything that allows more conservatives to get into offices, even if it further subverts the democratic process.
    Why would there be any reason to draw voting districts based on anything other than the population of CITIZENS?? We are the ones who vote and are represented by our elected officials, so why should anyone outside that group be included in the decisions on voting districts?? Non-citizens have no voice in our gov't, just the protection of our laws and that's the way it needs to be (and is in pretty much every country on the planet).
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