The Supreme Supremes

This week we talked about recent, and important, rulings in voting rights from the Supreme Court.

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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

NAACP v. McCrory https://www.brennancenter.org/legal-work/north-carolina-naacp-v-mccrory-amicus-brief

We also covered Gerrymandering, which is still confusing… I guess that’s why so few people fight it?

Here’s a great overview though. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/03/01/this-is-the-best-explanation-of-gerrymandering-you-will-ever-see/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d77a7afa061b

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:

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