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To summarize, terrible disappointment in the partisan gerrymandering case. The implications for our democracy are seismic. As Justice Kagan said, "Of all the times to abandon the Court's duty to declare the law, this was not the one." supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf…
Good decision in the Census case. 5-4 Court finds that Secy Ross's rationale for why he added the citizenship question is a pretext and "seems to have been contrived." Upholds the district court, remands back to the agency. supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf…
Remanded back to the agency but the time is short for Ross to remake a rationale for the question, and the Maryland case looms in which the plaintiffs now have smoking gun evidence of racial discrimination as the basis for adding the question. Census forms to be printed in Oct.
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