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Illinois Asks U.S. Supreme Court for More Time to Respond to League of Women Voters Redistricting Case

Published on March 7, 2012, by in General.

As noted earlier, the Illinois League of Women Voters has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that gerrymandering violates the First Amendment. The League’s case is Illinois League of Women Voters v Quinn, 11-943. The lower courts had rejected the League’s argument.

The state’s response had been due on March 1, but the state has asked for more time to respond, and the Court has extended the state’s deadline to April 2.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled previously that gerrymandering doesn’t violate the Fourteenth Amendment, but has not ever heard a case on whether it violates the First Amendment.

2 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    Stone Age gerrymander math —

    PACK and CRACK the districts

    1/2 votes x 1/2 gerrymander districts = 1/4 CONTROL indirectly

    Too many math moron lawyers, amicus profs and esp. SCOTUS folks to count.

    ——

    Is the U.S.A. NOW in a 1789 France situation or a 1859 U.S.A. situation ???

    i.e. quite ready for things to get super tough super quick ??? Duh.

    The alarm bells are ringing — the media is brain dead deaf, dumb and blind.
    ———-
    SAVE Democracy

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  2. Brad

    Give ‘em hell ILWV!!!

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