DeLay's Last Laugh.
Remember that new, radical bloc on the Supreme Court I mentioned Monday? They have struck again, this time deciding that it's kosher for a corrupt US Representative to go to his home state and engineer a redistrict whenever his party takes power. (Okay, I don't think they explicitly mentioned "corrupt" pols.)
At issue was the shifting of 100,000 Hispanics out of a district represented by a Republican incumbent and into a new, oddly shaped district. Foes of the plan had argued that that was an unconstitutional racial gerrymander under the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voting rights.The Justices did thow out part of the redistricting, which they said failed to protect the rights of Latinos, but they upheld most of the gerrymander.
Oh, Sandy Day, how we miss ye!