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Taniel
SOCTUS mainly upholds Texas's gerrymander, which a lower court had found to be racially discriminatory. A 5-4 decision, with Gorsuch in the majority and authored by Alito.
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Taniel Jun 25
Replying to @Taniel
Sotomayor dissents: "Minority voters must return to the polls with knowledge that their ability to exercise meaningfully their right to vote has been burdened by the manipulation of district lines specifically designed to target their communities & minimize their political will."
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Eileen Dwyer Jun 25
Replying to @Taniel
What does "mainly upholds" mean?
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Taniel Jun 25
Replying to @Taniel
Thomas & Gorsuch file a brief 2-person concurrence, where they say that Section 2 of the VRA (which effectively prohibits racially discriminatory voting practices) doesn't apply to redistricting & so can never be used to strike down a gerrymander:
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Taniel Jun 25
Replying to @EileenDwyer6
that they did find one legislative district unlawful, which is a far narrower finding than what plaintiffs were asking
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