The only surprising thing is that they got called on it, AND something happened.
it “diminishes African Americans’ ability to elect the representatives of their choice”
But, but…that’s the map’s whole point!
Judge: It diminishes African Americans’ ability to elect the representatives of their choice.
De Santis: Well of course it does, your honour. THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT!
ETA Gah! Ninja’d by @milliefink
In other news, water is wet…
A clever lawyer can convince a judge otherwise, especially if the judge is a member of the Federalist Society. We got lucky here.
Two examples from yesterday of the kind of thing that happens when the so-called “originalists” get a chance to rule:
… and getting deeper.
Funny thing- there’s not even a mention of this story on Jacksonville.com, which serves the community that is the centerpiece of this decision. I wrote about it on reddit here, and included screen captures of the omission.
Expect a scatter shot of re-districting from this a’hole, he won’t stop until he’s voted out.
Having been a Florida resident for at least two decades…
Oh, for sure. That wouldn’t change the fact it was nakedly racist redistricting. Just that the judge considered it a desirable outcome.
Fortunately, this judge did not.
And Green always loses because there’s no ranked choice, so we get stagnation around weaponized issues.
I guess this assumes that the candidate of their choice is a Democrat.
Seems like of Democrats stack the deck it is about party, but if Republicans stack the deck it is about race.
For the most part it is, because Republicans enact harmfully racist laws, especially against Black Americans and Democrats, while not perfect, oppose those harmfully racist laws.
Seems like somebody has an agenda here or has just been birthed fully formed and has never opened a history book or attended a history class.
Yes, that would indeed be DeSantis’s assumption in trying to take away their ability to elect the candidate of their choice, but this is a rare occasion where he’s probably right.
One forced option is not a choice.
Unlike “Don’t be a dick,” which is a free choice you can exercise whenever you wish.
What about nobody stacks any decks, and we let the fair and square system prevail?
The whole Republican party revolves around white supremacy, so I don’t really see the distinction you’re trying to make here.