June 27th, 2019 | 17 mins 44 secs
appointments, congress, congressional maps, democrat, districts, gerrymandering, myth, nonjusticiable, partisan, political, proportional representation, representatives, republican, state, supreme court
Today, the Supreme Court decided a pair of cases concerning “partisan gerrymandering,” holding that Congressional redistricting is an inherently political process and therefore a “nonjusticiable political question”—meaning (mostly liberal) challengers to (for now, mostly Republican-drawn) congressional maps will not be able to claim they are “too partisan” (whatever that means) in federal court.
December 14th, 2017 | 46 mins 45 secs
appointments, conservative, courts, judiciary, nominees, politics, president trump, senate
Who gets to control the courts for the next forty years? The administration fights against left-wing organizations to get their judges confirmed.