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The Decisive Vote to Strike Down Racial Gerrymandering Came From … Clarence Thomas?

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On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision holding that two congressional districts in North Carolina were racially gerrymandered in violation of the Constitution. The broad ruling will likely ...

The Supreme Court just delivered a big win for voting rights

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The Supreme Court on Monday struck down North Carolina's congressional map, finding that the Republican legislature unconstitutionally used race in drawing district lines that reduced the voting power of minorities.

North Carolina Is Once Again Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Black Voters

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On May 15, the Supreme Court let stand a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruling that North Carolina’s sweeping voting restrictions targeted African-American ...

Supreme Court strikes down NC districts as illegally based on race

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This year, federal courts have been litigating a steady stream of gerrymandering claims. And most of the electoral maps the courts have knocked down were drawn by Republicans. That's good ...

U.S. Supreme Court agrees NC lawmakers created illegal congressional district maps in 2011

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina lawmakers relied too heavily on race when drawing congressional districts in 2011, affirming a lower-court ruling that forced legislators to create ...

SCOTUS ruling on North Carolina’s illegal political maps exposes GOP’s extreme partisan gerrymandering based on race

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This article originally appeared on AlterNet. The Supreme Court’s ruling Monday that North Carolina Republicans had illegally segregated voters by race to create two U.S. House seats after 2010’s redistricting ...

SCOTUS: Gerrymandering Is Fine; Except When Republicans Do It

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Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a notable decision regarding political redistricting in North Carolina. In a rather surprising 5-3 split, the Court struck down North Carolina’s most recent redistricting ...

The Supreme Court has ruled that officials in North Carolina 'racially gerrymandered' congressional voting districts

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The Supreme Court has ruled that officials in North Carolina “racially gerrymandered” congressional voting districts. The court struck down two districts that were created in 2011 when Republicans controlled the ...

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina’s racially gerrymandered congressional maps

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The Supreme Court held Monday that North Carolina’s congressional maps — or, at least, those of two congressional districts — are unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. In an unusual move, Justice Clarence Thomas joined with the ...

SCOTUS Upholds Decision Finding Gerrymandering in North Carolina Was Racially Motivated

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that North Carolina engaged in unconstitutional racial gerrymandering when it packed African-American voters into two congressional districts. This case — ...

Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymandering in North Carolina

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Activist attorney Kamau K. Franklin was based in New York City for over eighteen years and represented activist, police misconduct victims and others. He has been a leading member of ...

Blog: Supreme Court decides only Democrats can use race in gerrymandering

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The Supreme Court decided that the Republican legislature in North Carolina impermissibly considered the racial rather than the partisan makeup of the state's population when drawing congressional districts. The Supreme ...

North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering Was Unconstitutional

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You don’t see a Kagan-Breyer-Ginsburg-Sotomayor-Thomas majority often in U.S. Supreme Court decisions, but today that quintet joined together to deal a blow to North Carolina Republicans. In the decision in ...

Breaking: SCOTUS Strikes Down North Carolina's Racist Gerrymandering

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The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina’s racist gerrymandering in a 5-3 ruling, written by Justice Elena Kagan. RALEIGH The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina lawmakers ...

Supreme Court finds illegal, racial gerrymandering in North Carolina

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Supreme Court finds illegal, racial gerrymandering in North Carolina After a sea lion yanks a little girl off a dock, officials blast her family for 'reckless behavior' 12:47 p.m. Trump ...

Supreme Court strikes down two North Carolina congressional districts as racial gerrymanders

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The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina on Monday because they had been gerrymandered along racial lines, with Justice Clarence Thomas joining the court’s liberals to ...

Is Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?

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Say what you will about Justice Samuel Alito, but the man always thinks ahead. On Monday, Alito dissented in Cooper v. Harris, the landmark 5–3 ruling that united Justice Clarence ...

4 Libs And… Clarence Thomas Unite To Smack North Carolina’s Racial Gerrymandering

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Clarence Thomas is color-blind. Granted, he’s taken that to the logical extreme of stabbing out his own eyes so he figuratively can’t see anything even when it’s staring him right ...

Clarence Thomas Joins SCOTUS Libs, Strikes Down Racist Gerrymandering

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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a ruling today (May 22) that the Republicans who control North Carolina’s legislature illegally used race to draw congressional districts in ...

Clarence Thomas Joins the Court’s Liberals to Strike Down Race-Based Voting Lines

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Listen to Episode 69 of Slate’s Amicus: This week, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that caught some court-watchers off guard. It ruled that North Carolina lawmakers had violated ...

High court ruling opens next front in gerrymandering wars

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North Carolina Tried to Make Jim Crow Great Again

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We generally use this space on Sundays to point out wrongdoing, abuses of power, or issues that we feel do not receive enough coverage. We generally try to do so ...

Wake up, liberals: There will be no 2018 “blue wave,” no Democratic majority and no impeachment

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We received a message from the future this week, directed to the outraged liberals of the so-called anti-Trump resistance. It was delivered by an unlikely intermediary, Greg Gianforte, the Republican ...

Justices Reject 2 Gerrymandered North Carolina Districts, Citing Racial Bias

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WASHINGTON — The The court rejected arguments from state lawmakers that their purpose in drawing the maps was not race discrimination but partisan advantage. Election law experts said the ruling ...

How GOP gerrymandering is protecting Trump

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The Trump administration has suffered multiple body blows over the past 10 days: the suspiciously timed firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump’s revelation that there may be ...

By sabotaging the 2020 census, Republicans make it harder to fight gerrymandering

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The best way to fight gerrymandering is to prove to courts that electoral districts have been unfairly formed, a tactic that's been used successfully in places like North Carolina; but ...

Gerrymandering: NC Democrats Get More Votes, Republicans Win 9 of 13 Seats

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Find out why Loading... Loading... Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Published on Dec 7, 2014–Gerrymandering: ...

Republicans' win in last night's Montana election is great news for Democrats

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Greg Gianforte’s seven percentage point win in the Montana special election keeps a seat in Republican hands, but fundamentally represents bad news for the GOP. The basic issue, as David ...

Trump’s Cruel and Unusual Budget

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All budgets are political statements—Trump’s, submitted to the House on Tuesday, represents a cruel attack on the weakest and most vulnerable, in order to slash taxes for the wealthiest.And the ...

Greg Gianforte's Win Confirms The Democrats Need A New Message

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by Tyler Durden May 27, 2017 9:36 PM Authored by Matt Taibbi via RollingStone.com, Democrat Rob Quist was beat by Greg Gianforte in Thursday's special election in Montana The story ...

Montana special election results: live updates

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A wild, bitterly contested special election for Montana’s lone congressional seat will come to a close on Thursday night — just one day after Republican candidate Greg Gianforte was charged ...

SCOTUS Redistricting Decision Put Interests Of Democrats Before Rule Of Law

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On Monday the Supreme Court decided a case from North Carolina regarding redistricting that succeeded in making a complete mess of redistricting law and damaging the separation of powers.Fifty-five years ...

What right-wing populism? Polls reveal that it’s liberalism that’s surging.

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For liberals, one of most disturbing things about the 2016 election was that it seemed to indicate a massive lurch to the right in a country they thought was getting ...

Texas GOP wants to redistrict before the 2018 elections

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At least one Texas Republican wants the party’s leader, Gov. Greg Abbott, to take advantage of an upcoming special session to redraw their state’s 36 congressional districts. That doesn’t seem ...

The GOP is running its anti-abortion playbook against voting rights

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If you want to understand the terrible position that voting rights advocates find themselves in today, consider the position that supporters of reproductive rights faced not so long ago. In ...

GOP voting changes are getting pulverized

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The Post reports: The Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature unlawfully relied on race when drawing two of the state’s congressional districts. The decision continued a trend ...

Republican redistricting setbacks in courts open the door to future litigation, Democratic gains

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When the Supreme Court knocked down GOP electoral maps in two North Carolina congressional districts Monday, the ruling joined a string of court opinions from Virginia, Texas, Alabama, and Wisconsin ...

Supreme Court's ruling on North Carolina redistricting strikes down a Texas line of defense

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A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday in a North Carolina gerrymandering case could have major implications for the drawing of political maps nationwide — including Texas' long-disputed redistricting maps. In ...

New $80M Anti-Trump Network Spearheaded by Soros-Funded Org With Former ACORN Employees

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BY: A new $80 million anti-Trump network is being led by an organization whose top funder is liberal billionaire George Soros and which employs former members of the controversial and ...

Thursday round-up

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At Governing, Alan Greenblatt discusses how the “’efficiency gap,’” which “works by looking at how many votes for one party are wasted,” may provide “the missing piece for complainants” seeking ...

Gorsuch dissents as Supreme Court upholds ban on big-money gifts to parties

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New Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined Clarence Thomas in dissent Monday when the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Republican Party lawyer seeking to strike down limits on big-money ...

Redistricting: Keep suing until the Democrats win

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The federal courts' essentially incoherent jurisprudence on racial gerrymandering and the creation of majority-minority districts became even more so with today's Supreme Court ruling invalidating two of North Carolina's congressional ...

There's only one way Donald Trump will get impeached

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In the past few weeks, the impeachment of Donald Trump has moved from the realm of liberal fantasy to real, if still distant possibility. The U.S. president violates democratic norms ...

Supreme Court Strikes Down Majority-Minority Districts for Being Majority-Minority

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The Supreme Court this morning, in Cooper v. Harris, struck down North Carolina’s Congressional map on the grounds that two districts (District 1 and District 12) were unconstitutionally based on ...

U.S. Supreme Court Refines Equal Protection Analysis in Redistricting Cases

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Printer-friendly Email this Article Download PDF REPRINTS & PERMISSIONS North Carolina's congressional districts have once again provided fodder for refinement of the complex intersection between the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection ...

SCOTUS limits venue in patent suits, making it more difficult to file in friendly jurisdictions

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U.S. Supreme Court Developing: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday narrowed the locations where patent infringement suits can be filed in a unanimous decision interpreting conflicting statutes on venue. The ...

Meet the Democratic Party’s new kingmaker

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It was late January, and a small group of liberal bloggers were about to lift an obscure U.S. House candidate in Georgia to political stardom. At a time of unprecedented ...

Greg Gianforte wins Montana House seat one day after body-slamming reporter

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About 24 hours after he was charged with misdemeanor assault, Republican Greg Gianforte was elected Thursday night to represent Montana in the House of Representatives. Gianforte was projected to win ...

Trey Gowdy Is the Perfect Trump Stooge in House Russia Probe

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The South Carolina congressman’s absurd interrogation of CIA alum Brennan isn’t a show meant for you—it’s all for Trump’s base. Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, has a very ...

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