The Supreme Court’s decision to bar the federal judiciary from addressing partisan gerrymandering lets state legislatures deprive blocks of voters from congressional representation — subject only to review by state courts whose members are confirmed by the same legislatures or possibly elected through the same gerrymandering.
Republicans in Maryland or African Americans in North Carolina are just two examples of the victimized groups.
This ruling opens the door for states to adopt a district system for choosing electors that would gerrymander picking the president.
While the Supreme Court continues to make its negative contributions to the survival of the American republic, it is even more important that every American voter counts and counts equally in electing the president of the United States. Then a future president, one who wins the national plurality, might appoint justices who are committed to promoting democracy.
Politicians, donors, and voters really have to get on board the national popular vote train. The country is in a bad fix.