Wednesday, 01 July 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Arizona, the Supreme Court and the End of Gerrymandering

    By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Bob Lynch, a lawyer, offers a proposed map of congressional and legislative districts at a public hearing held by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission at Fiesta Resort in Tempe, Ariz., Sept. 2, 2011. The Republican-led State Legislature sued to challenge the voter-created commission. The Supreme Court ruled on June 29, 2015, that Arizona's voters were entitled to try to make the process of drawing congressional district lines less partisan. (Photo: Joshua Lott/The New York Times)Bob Lynch, a lawyer, offers a proposed map of congressional and legislative districts at a public hearing held by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission at Fiesta Resort in Tempe, Arizona, September 2, 2011. The Republican-led State Legislature sued to challenge the voter-created commission. The Supreme Court ruled on June 29, 2015, that Arizona's voters were entitled to try to make the process of drawing congressional district lines less partisan. (Photo: Joshua Lott/The New York Times)

    Whatever else may be said, none can argue that it has been a boring run of days in the rarefied air of the Supreme Court. Their redistricting ruling, however, may be the most consequential of all, and that is saying something. It will take a bit of time in the telling to explain why.

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