Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in the gerrymandering case Rucho v. Common Cause:
“What are the chances that if partisan gerrymandering were a Democratic technique generating counter-majority Democratic political advantage that the Republicans on the Court would have rendered this decision? Pretty slim given their record.
“The Republican donor take-over of the Supreme Court continues under Chief Justice Roberts. Today’s ruling is a 5-4 decision that benefits Republicans at the polls at the expense of Americans’ voice in their own democracy. Add this to the list of 73 5-4 partisan decisions the Roberts Five have delivered for big Republican donor interests.
“The predicate of this decision, that these questions are ‘non-justiciable’ is disproven by the fact that these questions actually were adjudicated by the courts below, readily, consistently, and very sensibly.”