The potential scourge of fair elections in two states has been stopped in its tracks pending the Supreme Court’s inevitable ruling that anything Republican minorities need to do to maintain power is fair game:
The Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings ordering Republican legislators in Michigan and Ohio to redraw U.S. congressional maps ahead of the 2020 elections, dealing a blow to Democrats who had argued that the electoral districts were intended to unlawfully diminish their political clout.
The justices granted requests from Republican lawmakers in both states to put those decisions on hold, halting further action in the cases and the need to rework electoral district boundaries. The justices did not provide any explanation for their brief orders.
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Meanwhile, here’s an exclusive sneak preview of John Roberts’s opinion in the gerrymandering case: