SCOTUS Ruling On North Carolina’s Illegal Political Maps Exposes GOP’s Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering Based On Race
Reprinted with permission from Alternet.
The Supreme Court’s ruling Monday that North Carolina Republicans had illegally segregated voters by race to create two U.S. House seats after 2010’s redistricting is a snapshot into the Republican dynamics of power-hungry partisanship and institutional racism. It also shows what the Court’s more liberal approach might have been if Senate Republicans hadn’t refused to consider President Obama’s nominee for the seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
At issue was extreme partisan gerrymandering, when one party controls state government the year political boundaries are redrawn (usually after …