May 26, 2019

SCOTUS Stays Redistricting Orders

Timothy Birdnow

The U.S. Supreme Court has set aside lower court rulings that overturned Congressional redistricting maps that did not favor Democrats, pending a SCOTUS hearing.

According to this article:

Republicans in Michigan came to the Supreme Court the same day, asking the justices to block an April 25 order that barred the state from using portions of its legislative and congressional maps on the ground that they too were the product of unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering by Republicans. The officials emphasized that the lower court’s order – which would require the state to draw new maps by August 1 – was "on the brink of throwing Michigan’s political system into unnecessary chaos” and would require the state to "devote massive resources,” which would ultimately come out of the public purse, to comply.

All four requests went first to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who handles emergency appeals from the geographic region that includes Ohio and Michigan. Sotomayor referred them to the full court, which today granted them. Each of today’s orders indicated that the lower court’s orders would be put on hold pending either "the timely filing and disposition of an appeal” to the Supreme Court or "further order of this Court.”

The article in the Left wing Scotusblog kept referring to it as "unconstitutional Gerrymandering" which is a.not in violation of the Constitution as nowhere is the practice mentioned in said document and b. in the eye of teh beholder. The fact is the Democrats are the sorest of sore losers and are angry they don't control redistricting. There is a reason why redistricting is left to the individual state legislatures; the peoplle of a given state have spoken by electing their state reps and thus it is THEIR will. As always, the great Progressives love the will of the People as long as it comports with their own. When it does not they immediately go to the unelected courts, as in these cases.

Redistricting is entirelly a political act and courts of law should have little if anything to say about the matter. That is part of Separation of Powers, and of Federalism.

It's always all about power to the Left.

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