April 19, 2004

60-40 NATION:

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Texas Redistricting Case (The Associated Press, April 19, 2004)

The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider if Texas Republicans went too far last year in their strategy to enact new GOP-friendly congressional boundaries.

The congressional map that could give Texas Republicans six more seats cleared the state Legislature after months of turmoil and two walkouts by Democrats.

It's going to be an ugly seven decades for the Democrats.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2004 12:04 PM

Those who live by the Court, die by the Court.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 19, 2004 2:17 PM

Ditto for gerrymandering. But isn't it precious that the media has only "now" awoken to the invidiousness of both.

Posted by: MG at April 19, 2004 2:31 PM

MG: the same way that election fraud suddenly became a problem only when Republicans were accused of it in Florida in 2000.

Posted by: PapayaSF at April 19, 2004 3:31 PM

I think the press could care about election fraud when either party is culpable (that is the stuff which makes a reporter's career) but political correctness gets in the way when addressing potential fraud on the Democratic side. Think of the suspected tampering on Indian reservations in the John Thune Senatorial race, or the fact that in 2000 more Presidential votes were cast in Philadelphia than there were eligible voters. Dig too deep and someone will call you a racist; accuse a Republican of fraud and the world gathers 'round to support you.

Posted by: John Barrett Jr. at April 19, 2004 9:39 PM