Professors Murray and Vladeck make the point that the Allen v. Milligan Supreme Court decision is not progress, but avoided further regression.
However, they do point out that up to seven (7) Congressional Districts in four (4) states may have been Democratic but for Supreme Court procedural flummery:
Taking these rulings together (and others following them), as many as seven House seats across four states should have been majority-minority districts (and, thus, strong candidates for Democratic victories) and were safe Republican seats instead. Given that Republicans have a razor-thin 10-seat majority in the House, it’s not preposterous to suggest that the court’s unexplained interventions in 2022 were responsible for which party controls the House today. [Emphasis added.]
Now that the Court has ruled on the Voting Rights Act in the Alabama voting rights case, I look forward to civil rights litigation remedying these wrongs.
Once courts decide redistricting on remand, Democrats could re-take the House next year. Hopefully the New Democrats will include two from Florida. Our GQP Boy Governor, corporate lawyer House Speaker and assorted sordid Tallahassee characters robbed African Americans of two Congressional seats by gerrymandering, flummery, dupery and nincompoopery.
Three cheers for the Rule of Law, despite other-directed Republican federal court appointees like corrupt Senior Justice CLARENCE THOMAS, secret recipient of millions of dollars of HARLAN CROW's hospitality, money and other things of value for two decades.
And three cheers for judicial independence!
From The Washington Post: