Supreme Court Says Constitution Does Not Bar Partisan Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the challengers
opposed to partisan gerrymandering, the practice in which the party
that controls the state legislature draws voting maps to help elect its
candidates. The vote in two cases was 5
to 4, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority. The
court appeared to close the door on such claims.

Conservatives Ask: Is Inclusionary Zoning Unconstitutional?

When it comes to conservatives
and the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion and labor rights are often
considered among their prime targets. Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the
court last fall, though, opened the road for a host of other challenges
for which conservatives have quietly been laying the groundwork for
years. This month, the Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative law firm
based in California, made moves on one of those fronts, asking the Supreme Court
to take up a case challenging the constitutionality of inclusionary
zoning — a popular tool cities and states employ to increase affordable
housing and promote residential integration.

The Cost of the Evangelical Betrayal

The closest thing social conservatives and evangelical supporters of
President Donald Trump had to a conversation stopper, when pressed about
their support for a president who is so manifestly corrupt, cruel,
mendacious, and psychologically unwell, was a simple phrase: “But
Gorsuch.”