Political Horizons: High Court Studies Voting Lines

Political Horizons: High Court studies voting lines

Politics, once a staple along with fishing and Tigers/Saints, has been crossed off the list of acceptable topics at crawfish boils, tailgates and dinners on the grounds.
Certainly, the increasingly bitter series of legislative sessions — six during the past 18 months — has demonstrated how Louisiana has cleaved along party lines. At the State Capitol, “I represent my constituents” is the go-to phrase that precedes vitriol.
The Legislature in 2011 drew up districts that grouped like-minded people and thereby eliminated the need to balance the wants of different constituencies. Politicians profit nowadays by saying “no way” rather than “how can we make …

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