Congressman Lowenthal Slams SCOTUS Ruling On Gerrymandering
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in two partisan gerrymandering cases involving Maryland and North Carolina:
"I am tremendously disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision today. I believe that extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional, is counter to the intent of the framers, and is dangerous to democracy. The Supreme Court has now had two opportunities to decide the constitutionality of extreme partisan gerrymandering, punting last year, and, and now, the majority essentially saying they can't be bothered. As Justice Kagan said in her dissent, ‘For the first time ever, this Court refuses to remedy a constitutional violation because it thinks the task beyond judicial capabilities.'
"I will continue to fight, as I have for decades now, to end extreme partisan gerrymandering and enact fair alternative approaches, such as independent redistricting commissions.