Supreme court ruling on Wisconsin maps highlights its hostility to voting rights

Posted on AllSides March 31st, 2022
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Photograph: Emily Elconin/Reuters

Hello, and Happy Thursday,

In the fall of 2017, I was sitting in the cramped press area at the supreme court as a lawyer named Paul Smith urged the justices to strike down the districts for the Wisconsin state assembly. They were so distorted in favor of Republicans, he argued, that they violated the US constitution. As Smith started to lay out his case, Chief Justice John Roberts cut in and laid out what he feared would happen if the supreme court were to step in and start policing electoral maps...

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