evenwel v abbott
A Rhode Island city that counts inmates, but doesn't represent them, violates the "one person, one vote" principle.
Lately, Ed Blum's name has been everywhere. At least, when it comes to Supreme Court cases. Whether it is affirmative action, voting rights, or redistricting, Blum has been leading a well-funded effort to limit who has representation in our democracy.
It is hard to believe that on this very day 48 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.
Today's ruling is a huge win for our democracy. It affirms the principle that everyone counts and everyone deserves representation.
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.
Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.