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  •  No and yes, respectively (1+ / 0-)
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    Also, the D.C. Circuit actually has nothing to do with it. This case is before a three judge panel of the District Court for the District of Columbia under 28 U.S.C. § 2284:

    A district court of three judges shall be convened when otherwise required by Act of Congress, or when an action is filed challenging the constitutionality of the apportionment of congressional districts or the apportionment of any statewide legislative body.
    And interestingly, a decision by a three judge panel may be appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court under 28 U.S.C. §1253:
    Except as otherwise provided by law, any party may appeal to the Supreme Court from an order granting or denying, after notice and hearing, an interlocutory or permanent injunction in any civil action, suit or proceeding required by any Act of Congress to be heard and determined by a district court of three judges.
    That's basically all that remains of the Supreme Court's "mandatory jurisdiction."

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 07:04:25 PM PDT

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