NEW BOOK ON BRETT | Partisan Gerrymandering Case Back Before SCOTUS
November 15, 2018
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Another case about gerrymandering made headlines today when Maryland’s attorney general appealed to SCOTUS over a ruling that threw out the state’s congressional voting map and ordered officials to redraw lines before the 2020 election. The lawsuit has already been before justices, most recently in June when they avoided addressing the existential question of partisan gerrymandering’s constitutionality.
The Associated Press reports that two New York Times reporters are working on a book about all of the questions left unanswered about BRETT KAVANAUGH’S past. One of those reporters said in a statement that a “fuller picture” of Kavanaugh was needed.
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“How can it be that members of the U.S. military are routinely denied justice by our legal system in this way? The answer lies in three words, and not nearly enough Americans know them: the Feres Doctrine. At this point, the Supreme Court has the best opportunity to change the meaning of these words so that they no longer connote injustice.” That’s Richard Custin writing in The Hill that active-duty service members should be able to exercise their rights just like ordinary citizens can.
In The Washington Post, Brett Reistad argues that the Bladensburg Peace Cross — a monument at the center of a case on the Supreme Court’s docket this term — is an important memorial that should not be removed. “Those opposed to the memorial would have us erase the memory of the service and sacrifice of these 49 fallen servicemen of Prince George’s County. If this gravestone is bulldozed, it’s only a matter of time before the wrecking ball turns on the two World War I crosses in Arlington National Cemetery and the perhaps hundreds of other memorials across the country. We cannot and we will not allow that to happen.”