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I hope Georgia and Louisiana (and I guess Florida too) are paying attention.

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Hot Damn. Fun to see the Extremes say "ignore me at your peril" in nice brief legalese.

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Less an unqualified endorsement of the original district court decision, but more an institutional defense of the federal court system, including SCOTUS itself, IMHO. Whatever, Sect. 2 of the VRA remains a formidable weapon against race-based gerrymandering, and is encouragingly supportive of other lawsuits pending in Southern states under seemingly identical grounds, i.e., Sect. 2 violation.

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Huge win!

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Boom!

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That’s an interesting question, Ira. I don’t have an answer. And I’m probably one of the worst people to ask because I think gerrymandering should be illegal.

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Just wondering: can gerrymandering be used to minimize white representation in AL? What would be the maximum number of “opportunity” districts for black voters in Alabama if the 65% white vote were “cracked” and “packed”. Is 3 even possible?

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And yet, I just won't be surprised if the Alabama Republicans continue with their own map.

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