Send a Tweet
- Advertisement -
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 9 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Best Web OpEds   

How We Can Still Prevent Gerrymandering! by Sam Wong

Quicklink Submitted By     (# of views)   1 comment
Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (24 fans)

'Putting all federalist routes together, courts, voter initiatives, laws and elections reform is actually possible in the vast majority of states , even without the Supreme Court’s help. The elections clause of the Constitution gives states broad authority over redistricting as longas the actions do not run afoul of federal law. Justice Roberts conceded that states can act on their own by “actively addressing the issue through state constitutional amendments and legislation.” Since the GOP and their designates control the Supreme Court, the Senate and the presidency, reformers should embrace what the dean of Yale Law School, calls “progressive federalism.” We found27 instances in which a district map was overturned on the basis of state law, like in Pa. citing the state Constitution’s free and equal elections clause, a phrase that is also found in 27 other state Constitutions.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.nytimes.com

 

- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)