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State Senate tells U.S. Supreme Court not to mess with 'one person, one vote'

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The state Senate on Monday sent a strong message to the U.S. Supreme Court to not mess with the principle of “one person, one vote.’’

The resolution, which passed 36-0, comes just weeks after the Supreme Court announced it would consider a Texas case challenging the way electoral districts are drawn.

Senate President Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), author of the resolution, said he was “deeply concerned by the inexplicable decision” by the Supreme Court to hear the case. Since the Supreme Court established the principle of  “one person, one vote” in 1964, it has ensured that all people in the country have received fair representation, the senator said.

“This challenge now is nothing more than a cynical and transparent effort to turn back the clock on decades of legal precedent and return an unjust and unequal system of redistricting, one that greatly disadvantages diverse and urban communities,’’ De León said.

Read the whole story at LA Times

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