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John Roberts Gives Bad Faith Blessing to Hyper-Partisan Gerrymandering, Paving Way for the Kochstitution.

There was an ominous warning about the direction American Democracy was heading When David Frum warned, “If conservatives become convinced that they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy.” It was a warning about what might happen, but as we’re going to see, the corporate/billionaire wing component of the Republican party has already concluded that it can’t get the public behind its agenda and has already turned against democracy. And John Roberts just handed this billionaire faction a massive legal victory in Rucho vs Common Cause: federal courts can’t rule on whether or not district lines are drawn in an overly-partisan manner. It’s up to each state on its own. And as we’re going to see, Republicans already dominate the control of state governments and now state legislatures can gerrymander their own districts without fear of federal meddling. Beyond that, the Kochs and ALEC are working on removing state courts from overseeing redistricting maps too. And to top it off, the Kochs are aggressively pushing for a constitutional convention that could easily turn into a ‘runaway’ convention. And if there’s a constitutional convention, whichever party controls the most states is going to control the outcome of the convention. So the Supreme Court just turbocharged the Kochs’ capture of state assemblies, the House of Representatives, and eventually the Constitution.