The Supreme Court recently began to hand down the landmark opinions that will redefine American politics.
There is one case that could determine the fate of the 2020 elections if the liberal Justices on the court get their way.
But now it looks like Neil Gorsuch may be about to hand Trump a victory that Ruth Bader Ginsberg will hate.
Federal judges in Ohio and Michigan recently struck down their previous Congressional district maps and ordered new ones to be drawn this summer for the 2020 election.
These judges adopted the left’s talking points about “gerrymandering” and claimed Republicans in the Buckeye and Wolverine states unfairly drew district lines to benefit the Republican Party.
Republicans in both states applied to the Supreme Court to temporarily stay this order because the court considered a partisan gerrymandering case this term that could override the Ohio and Michigan judges’ decision.
“If the Court holds in Rucho or Lamone that so-called “partisan-gerrymandering” claims are non-justiciable, or if it issues any other decision that would require reexamination of the District Court’s decision, then the General Assembly will have been needlessly pressured into either repealing a validly enacted law or wasting resources trying to accommodate a mooted decision. The Court can avoid these consequences by entering a stay. If this Court wishes to assure speedy review of the lower court’s decision, the State has no objection to treating this stay motion as a jurisdictional statement,” Ohio Republicans wrote in their application to the Supreme Court.
The court heard arguments about district maps in North Carolina and Maryland that the lower courts questioned.
In North Carolina, a judge threw out the map for benefiting the Republican Party, and in Maryland, the map was questioned for tilting towards the Democrats.
Left-wing activists would like nothing more than for the Supreme Court to uphold the judges throwing out legislative maps and ordering new ones to be drawn.
That would allow Democrats in red states to find the nearest Obama judge to toss out the Congressional and State House district maps and order new ones drawn that favor the Democrats while disenfranchising Republican voters by artificially inflating the number of elected Democrat representatives in Congress and the state legislature.
Power-hungry Democrats are counting on Ruth Bader Ginsberg and liberal comrades on the court to prevail.
But during oral arguments – which are usually a good marker for how the court will eventually rule – the five conservative Justices all expressed skepticism about judges inserting themselves into the redistricting process.
Justice Gorsuch noted that states – through referendums or legislative action – have stepped in to reverse what some believe to be extreme partisan gerrymandering.
This enraged Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Ginsberg snapped at Gorsuch, barking, “Where did ‘one person, one vote’ come from?” after Gorsuch questioned where the Supreme Court got the authority to redraw legislative district maps.
But in the end, it may be Gorsuch who gets the last laugh and ends the farcical practice of liberals using Obama judges to rig elections by imposing maps that benefit Democrats.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.