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View Diary: The Unbearable State of Judging: A DKE Guide to the "partisan" balance of the Courts (Part 5) (27 comments)

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  •  Here's Mississippi's districts' data (0+ / 0-)

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    And I don't see how the hell this passes muster with the VRA as the caselaw is fairly clear that VRA districts have to be >50% VAP black if they satisfy the Gingles criteria. That alone would be worth 2 extra points of performance. This is still a pretty effective 'VRA compliant' GOP gerrymander as the 1st would only vote reliably Dem in presidential years while I'm guessing judges are elected in odd numbered years when the GOP is slightly favored here.

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