Hans von Spakovsky: Supreme Court Cases in Politics


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My guest today on RIGHT IN DC is Hans von Spakovsky. He's a good friend, a fellow lawyer and a fellow UVA parent. We're going to talk today about one of my favorite topics: Supreme Court cases in politics. To give you a little background on Hans and why he's an expert able to discuss this in great detail, and also in a way that makes it easy for people to understand: Hans is a Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a former FEC commissioner, and a former Department of Justice lawyer. We started off by discussing his recent article, "Courts Should Stay Out of the "Political Thicket" of Gerrymandering" (https://www.heritage.org/courts/commentary/courts-should-stay-out-the-political-thicket-gerrymandering). We talked about: • What gerrymandering is • Recent cases where Republicans and Democrat are suing regarding redistricting • Figuring out the correct proportion of redistricting • Why it's a bad idea to have the Supreme Court rule on redistricting • History of partisan redistricting and court cases • Why voting can go different ways in a district each time there is an election • What his predictions are for these cases • Why the courts will be flooded if the court allows partisan redistricting • How the current political environment will play into these cases • What other cases he is watching • The slow process of confirming nominees MORE https://www.heritage.org/staff/hans-von-spakovsky https://twitter.com/HvonSpakovsky http://www.hansvonspakovsky.com/ --- Follow Gayle Totter: https://gayletrotter.com https://twitter.com/gayletrotter https://www.facebook.com/gayle.s.trotter Support Gayle's RIGHT IN DC Podcasts: https://www.patreon.com/gayletrotter

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