Thursday, February 22, 2018

Aída Chávez — GOP Senator Says Impeachment of Judges Who Struck Down Gerrymandered Map Is “A Conversation That Has to Happen”

In the wake of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order that struck down a Republican congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered, Sen. Pat Toomey said that impeachment of the justices is “a conversation that has to happen.”

The GOP map had given Republicans a nearly 3-1 congressional majority in a state that leans Democratic; the court’s new map will still give Republicans a significant advantage, but slightly less of one. For Toomey, that amounted, he said, to a “blatant, unconstitutional, partisan power grab that undermines our electoral process.”...
The US is "democratic" in name only.

The Intercept
GOP Senator Says Impeachment of Judges Who Struck Down Gerrymandered Map Is “A Conversation That Has to Happen”
Aída Chávez

Patrick Ryan, a congressional candidate from New York, is leaning on his experience as a small business entrepreneur to establish his readiness for office, but he has curiously failed to mention the business he used to work in: domestic surveillance.
Seven years ago, Ryan, then working at a firm called Berico Technologies, compiled a plan to create a real-time surveillance operation of left-wing groups and labor unions, hoping business lobbyists would pay top dollar to monitor and disrupt the actions of activist groups across the country. At one point, the proposal included the idea to spy on the families of high-profile Democratic activists and plant fake documents with labor unions in a bid to discredit them....
The Intercept
Democratic Congressional Candidate Built Lucrative Career Spying on Left-Wing ActivistsLee Fang


Matt Franko said...

Well there is NO WAY my Congressman should be Elijah Cummings yet he is.... so it seems to work both ways at least...

Tom Hickey said...


But this is anti-democratic in that it marginalizes a lot of votes. Same with electoral votes.

A democracy is supposed to be majority rule, with minorities protected by constitutional rights and civil liberties that conform to the general concept of human rights.

Jurisdictions that don't do this should not advertise themselves as "democratic."

Noah Way said...

Democracy? Hahahahaha.

How much free speech can you afford to buy?