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Supreme Court sides with the people, not the politicians

Supreme Court sides with the people, not the politicians

Today the Supreme Court reinforced the principle that the voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around, in upholding an Arizona law that puts the task of drawing congressional district boundaries in the hands of an independent commission rather than the legislature. Maryland, home to some of the most egregiously partisan gerrymandering in the country, ought to take note. In 2000, Arizona voters established an independent, five-member commission to handle the re-drawing of congressional and legislative district lines in an effort to reduce partisanship in the process. After the 2010 census, the legislature sued, arguing that the commission violated the...

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