The Supreme Court heard a case of horrendous gerrymandering. It is obvious to anyone who learned of this case that gerrymandering is being used to deny the will of the electorate. But the court refused to invalidate these plans, even though lower courts had done so. Once again, the GOP-appointed justices see their way clear to help out the GOP in this most obviously partisan way.
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But wouldn’t it be sweet revenge if we could so engage the electorate with enough anger over this malfeasance that we created a tsunami of voters and turned many of these red states blue. Then when the Dems started gerrymandering these heretofore red states, the Court might suddenly have second thoughts. Be careful, Judge John Roberts, what you wish for.
Lee Knohl, Evanston
The Supreme Court is no longer a nonpolitical unbiased judiciary, and thanks to Sen. Mitch McConnell packing the courts, the entire judiciary branch is tainted with partisan hacks for decades to come.
Michael Shepherd, Bellwood
IDs are easy to get
I have fought against gerrymandering for decades. How? I write letters.
So I agree with much of what the Sun-Times had to say how the Supreme Court ruling affected gerrymandering (June 28).
You lament the push for voter ID requirements that somehow discourage more Democrats from voting than Republicans. To me, just saying that ID requirements affect Democratic voters more than Republican makes that entire claim open to question. I don’t know how anybody can get by in society today without an ID, but a lot of Democratic voters do? Please explain how this is possible.
Obtaining an ID is a simple thing to ask in order to be able to vote. Major elections are two years apart. There’s plenty of time for anyone who really wants one. And any person responsible enough to vote (I didn’t say old enough) shouldn’t object. They will need an ID for dozens of other things just to get along in our society. I needed one just the other day to get my medical tests results.
Larry Craig, Wilmette