Monday, April 4, 2016

Supremes unanimously reject ridiculous redistricting case

Evenwel v. Abbott was a downright laughable court case that sought to overturn the concept of "one person, one vote" by declaring that legislative redistricting must be based on the number of eligible voters instead of the total number of residents.

There was no constitutional or other legal basis whatsoever for the case. None. The Constitution is unambiguous that redistricting must be based on the total number of people.

But today, the Supreme Court ruled 8 to 0 against the Evenwel plaintiffs' preposterous claims.

The Evenwel case was lodged by largely the same well-funded right-wing legal eagles who filed the case that gutted the respected Voting Rights Act in 2013. We still have some work to do to restore that, so don't let up just yet.