Guys, this is significant: Chief Justice Roberts is very near completing his life work of stripping-away voting rights from people he deems unworthy: you, me, and the rest of the filthy dirty hippies and the dusky, un-American hoards:
As a result of decisions by the Roberts Court, federal courthouses will be forced to turn away even the most egregious cases of partisan gerrymandering, which could make it easier for state lawmakers to lock in politically manipulated voting maps for the next decade.
“Now that the Supreme Court has officially retreated from the area, they’ve set off what will likely be an arms race between the parties to gerrymander to the fullest extent they can in the states where they hold control,” said G. Michael Parsons, a scholar at New York University School of Law…
“The Roberts Court has been a wrecking crew on voting rights,” said David Daley, an expert on partisan gerrymandering. “They really tilted the playing field away from voters and toward those who would manipulate maps for their own political gain.”
It’s very efficient, when you think about it, to strip-out the middleman (the voters) and let the corporations (and their plutocrat owners) buy the results that they want.