Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Boring but important: Supreme Court hearing redistricting tomorrow

Well, it may not be sexy, but the Supreme Court tomorrow will rule on the Constitutionality of the Texas legislature redrawing its voting boundaries, essentially rendering meaningless the votes of minorities (and whoever else they deem a threat) in certain parts of the state when electing their leaders.

As I have
mentioned before, to me, this is an incredibly important case. Those state leaders are basically trying to pull up the ladder on the treehouse and disenfranchise all the voters who don't agree with them. It's not a liberal issue or a conservative issue. It's a democracy issue. Let's hope this new Supreme Court group makes the right - and Constitutional - decision. Otherwise, this opens a very, very dangerous Pandora's box. Those who get elected would only have to redraw their state's voting boundaries and stay in power indefinitely. That's not democracy. No joke. I'm now getting off my soapbox - but still. Big issue!

P.S. They're hearing it Wednesday, and are expected to rule some time before July.


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