"Particularly Grotesque Shapes"

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of Tom DeLay's notorious Texas redistricting plan yesterday.

"Particularly grotesque shapes," said Justice John Paul Stevens of three Congressional districts. "Much less compact" than before.

Election Law Blog summarizes the oral arguments. Hat tip to Bloodless Coup.

The key issue is whether there's anything unconconstitutional about politically-motivated redistricting (aka gerrymandering). So far, it's not looking good for the opponents of the DeLay redistricting plan--and not just because Justice Ginsberg slept through part of the procedings.

[Election Law Blog, Bloodless Coup]

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