BREAKING, Supreme Court docket Arms Virginia Republicans a Defeat in Gerrymandering Case


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The U.S. Supreme Court docket simply handed Virginia Republicans a defeat in an enchantment in a case involving alleged racial gerrymandering, as Reuters experiences:

“The U.S. Supreme Court docket on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew as a result of they weakened the clout of black voters in violation of the U.S. Structure.

The justices, in a 5-Four determination, sidestepped a ruling on the deserves of the case. They as a substitute discovered that the Republican-led state Home of Delegates lacked the mandatory authorized standing to enchantment a decrease court docket ruling that invalidated 11 state Home districts for racial discrimination.

Virginia Legal professional Basic Mark Herring, a Democrat and the state’s prime legislation enforcement official, opposed the enchantment and argued that the Republican legislators weren’t entitled to behave on behalf of the state within the case.

The Supreme Court docket’s motion let stand a 2018 ruling by a federal three-judge panel that the 11 districts all violated the rights of black voters to equal safety below the legislation below the U.S. Structure’s 14th Modification.”

So principally the justices ignored whether or not or not the enchantment had benefit and as a substitute determined that Virginia’s Home of Delegates lacked standing to deliver the enchantment.

This comes after The U.S. Supreme Court docket handed a significant victory to the house owners of a now closed Oregon bakery that refused to make a marriage cake for a lesbian couple, as Reuters experiences:

“The U.S. Supreme Court docket on Monday threw out a decrease court docket ruling in opposition to the house owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based mostly on their Christian beliefs to make a marriage cake for a lesbian couple.

The justices despatched the case again to the Oregon Court docket of Appeals so it could actually take a second have a look at its ruling in opposition to the bakery in mild of the Supreme Court docket’s June 2018 ruling in a strikingly related case from Colorado. “

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