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Supreme Court Can’t Get It Together On Gerrymandering

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Who knew gerrymandering could be so complicated? Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join

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“Two things were clear during Wednesday’s oral arguments in Benisek v. Lamone, a challenge to Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional maps. The first is that there are almost certainly five justices who think the maps need to go.

There is “no other reason” for drawing a map that is all but sure to elect seven Democratic members of Congress and only one Republican, “other than partisanship,” Justice Stephen Breyer declared. Justice Anthony Kennedy compared the map to a state constitution that explicitly required maps to be draw to discriminate against one party. When the Court briefly got caught up in a discussion of how much partisanship is too much partisanship in the redistricting process, Justice Elena Kagan cut that discussion off.
“However much you think is too much, this case is too much,” Kagan said of the Maryland gerrymander.”*

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24 Comments

  1. Greg Savacool
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Why not have both parties redraw these districts rather than whoever is in power at that particular time, that way both parties can argue over whatever is fair. It's just like election time when you have both parties count the ballots, but in this case one party precounts the ballots.

  2. aaronpolitical
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Look at that, the left-wing justices have NO PROBLEM seeing the Gerrymandering here, but when right-wingers Gerrymander, golly gee, the right-wing justices just can't seem to see it!

  3. aaronpolitical
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Of course not, the partisan right-wing justices can't be consistent to save their lives.

  4. Bill Pool
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    I think the GOP would rather take your guns,kill fetuses, and raise taxes on the rich,rather than cede power.

  5. jawyoga
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    I think the best way to eliminate gerrymandering and get as close to equal representation as possible is by adding seats to the House of the Representatives. The best way to do this is by either taking the state with the smallest population, dividing its total population by 3 House and using that population number as the baseline to apportion seats to each state so that a state with 5 times that base population getting 5 seats, 12 that number getting 12 seats etc. The size of the House of Representatives has not been increased in nearly 100 years and that has dramatically shifted the balance of power.

  6. Callandor
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Your SC is broken for a long time.

  7. Adam Lancaster
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    For the record, if you're wearing a hoodie and ball cap, you don't look more professional by adding a sports coat lol

  8. Patrik Hultberg
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Is it really that hard? Maybe I'm stupid but here in Sweden you get the proportional number of politicians from a party depending on the number of votes in that certain district. Can't you just in for example a state election count the whole state and distribute them just proportional to the votes in the whole state? Kind of like how your popularity votes work. Wouldn't a system like that kill gerrymandering? Maybe it is an utopia…

  9. chris virginia
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Technology outpaces Originalism.

  10. Dabaq Yashar
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    The fact that your arguing on how to cut stolen land completely pointless. Talking that republic took the best areas when the original owners are still getting screwed for letting you heathens stay. Broken every contract and agreement you ever made in state or country.

  11. godlessyurifan
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Just abolish districting. There IS NO "fair" way of making political minorities of any geographical region, however large or small in whatever shape, a political non-entity. Making a district look like how most people USUALLY vote just entrenches the status quo, AT BEST.

  12. Luke Bowering
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Hey John, you know you said there is no excuse for "a lack of inaction". Damn those supreme court justices for their "lack of inaction." And Mark, seriously, a hoodie and a suit jacket, the hood looks like some kind of neck adornment.

  13. stecky87
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    John is definitely reasonably appealing 😉

  14. Rock Reed
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

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  15. TONY
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Republicans are so much better than Democrats at gerrymandering.
    ";-)

  16. 7heRedBaron
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    I live in Maryland, and I tell you straight up that for a Democrat to win in western Maryland, someone had to take a few trucks of ballots to a pit and literally torch them in the middle of the night. The dems are central around Baltimore, but definitely NOT anywhere in western Maryland.

  17. Free Woman
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Popular vote? Most votes wins, no lines except by county, parish, state, territory.

  18. Bobzter
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Even without Cenk in the panel there's some dabbling at "why can't we do a little corruption to even things out with Republicans – just to be fair"?

  19. Kryojenix
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Why don't you have something like we have – the Australian Electoral Commission? An independent non-partisan arbiter of electorate boundaries.

  20. Bramble451
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    We know neutral methods. Like shortest split-line algorithm.

  21. Chuck-U Farly
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    I am against all gerrymandering and if this case rules again the dems is also means that ll the republcon states that gerrymandered their states will have to redraw the districts. If that happens then the republicons will lose all across the country.

  22. androidbey
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    I noticed recently I am not seeing TYT in my YouTube Feed. Even though I am subscribe to it.

  23. Iz mark
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    What's to discuss? Cut that shit out Now. Cancer

  24. vgernyc
    August 11, 2018 at 19:51

    Use Post Office Zip codes….hows that?

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