SCOTUS Delays Congressional Map Redistricting

SCOTUS Delays Congressional Map Redistricting

I can’t imagine anyone is surprised by this decision…

The court granted a request from North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders to put the lower court’s ruling on hold. The decision was not unexpected, because generally, the Supreme Court is reluctant to require the drawing of new districts before it has had a chance to review a lower court’s ruling that such an action is warranted.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor said they would not have granted the request.

First off, how predictable is it that Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented on this?  Nothing about this ruling is surprising.  As the WaPo mentions it is common for the Supreme Court to issue a stay when it needs to time to evaluate the lower court ruling.  However, the bigger issue and the real reason this decision makes more sense is the Supreme Court is debating this very issue right now.  The ridiculous judges in the 4th circuit might think this case is different but anyone with a brain knows it’s not.  SCOTUS will be issuing a ruling this summer on whether or not gerrymandering for partisan benefit is constitutional or not.  Waiting for the high court to issue their ruling that would directly impact North Carolina and the 4th circuit makes so much sense most Democrats surely won’t understand it.  Just wait for the press releases…

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