evenwel v abbott
A Rhode Island city that counts inmates, but doesn't represent them, violates the "one person, one vote" principle.
A different ruling would have shifted power away from Democratic-leaning areas.
I don't dismiss the arguments put forth by Evenwel -- far from it. Is it in keeping with the constitutional values of America to have the presence of undocumented immigrants in urban areas, for example, dilute the vote of rural voters?
If a majority of the justices get their way, the rules of the democratic process could get tougher than ever before.
One of them believes unicorns are real.
The biggest voting rights case of the year may depend on a few sentences that never saw the light of day -- until now.
A win for conservatives may turn on a federal survey they tried to eliminate.
The same conservatives who succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act last year are now attacking the principle of one person, one vote. The purpose of both maneuvers is the same, to help Republicans win elections by diluting or suppressing Democratic votes, in particular the votes of black and brown people.