Partisan Gerrymandering Got the Sotomayor Treatment


Slate has the article Partisan Gerrymandering Got the Sotomayor Treatment.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor posed a very simple inquiry that cut to the core of the case: “Could you tell me what the value is to democracy from political gerrymandering? How does that help our system of government?”
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Sotomayor then drilled down and posed an even sharper follow-up question to Murphy: “It’s OK to stack the decks so that for 10 years—or an indefinite period of time—one party, even though it gets a minority of votes, can’t get … the majority of seats?”

Murphy couldn’t come up with a truthful answer to any of these questions. Perhaps the Supreme Court can come to the rescue of this country.

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