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    scrivener76

    (and this was touched on up above)

    Courts sometimes admit there's an unfairness, yet find themselves unable to prescribe a remedy.

    Cases involving gerrymandering have already gone to SCOTUS and ended just like that, or partially like that. Which isn't really surprising -- laying out fair electoral maps is extremely hard.

    For the court to lay out a remedy for a gerrymander means either drawing a map themselves, or sending the original drawers back to make another map, or assigning an independent body ... blah blah blah .. it's a horrid mess. Courts hate even getting involved.

    But what Republicans are doing is tying a gerrymander to Electoral Vote division. It is the tie that can be challenged, and which has a simple remedy (i.e. remove it and go back to the usual winner-takes-all).

    That's a much simpler scenario. No mess, no fuss ... very easy for the courts to handle.

    "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

    by nosleep4u on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:35:01 PM PST

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