The Supreme Supremes
This week we talked about recent, and important, rulings in voting rights from the Supreme Court.
Looking for more info? Check out what we’ve got going on down here!
The Supreme Court can be confusing, so here’s an overview of how the whole thing works: https://judiciallearningcenter.org/the-us-supreme-court/
Here’s some more info about the cases we covered this week:
Shelby County v Holder https://www.oyez.org/cases/2012/12-96
And RBG’s dissent: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-96_6k47.pdf
Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute https://www.oyez.org/cases/2017/16-980
Texas NAACP v. Steen https://www.brennancenter.org/legal-work/naacp-v-steen
We also covered Gerrymandering, which is still confusing… I guess that’s why so few people fight it?
Don’t despair though! Gerrymandering is on the ballot this year! https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/what-is-gerrymandering-747094/
Here’s a little more info on those four types of Gerrymandering: https://medium.com/the-nevertheless-project/a-lesson-in-politics-gerrymandering-ec7149026baf
Finally, check out these examples of Gerrymandering: