Well it isn’t like I didn’t expect it.
When it was announced early today that the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the district maps drawn up by the
federal court were not going to be used in 2012, I was not surprised. I am fair-minded from time to time and I can see how completely redrawing all of the districts instead of the areas most affecting Hispanics and African-Americans might be seen as unreasonable. San Antonio
The court ordered the 3-judge panel to follow the template set up by the state legislature and only tweak the areas that were clearly designed to marginalize minority voting strength.
So it’s still a big mess because none of that can be accomplished until the DC court rules, and that won’t be for another 3 weeks or so.
Talk about a mess. Talk about a huge box of tangled hangers. I guess we all get to thank the Supremes for moving our primary date after our scheduled early June state convention dates.