Letter to the editor: Good calls by Supreme Court
Win-loss scoreboard: Trump administration 1/1; John Q. Public 2/0.
The Supreme Court made two good decisions before its summer break.
In gerrymandering, the Supreme Court feels that the states must oversee. I agree gerrymandering is a part of our political system. Redistricting won’t happen again until after the 2020 census results are reported (in 2021). As a good government efficiency and accountability advocate, I favor districts drawn by county lines and by population — so many people per seat in geographic areas. I look to the state to get this done.
The court also rejected adding a citizenship question to the census. That is fair. Just get the census done with the best total results. It doesn’t matter your citizenship status at that point. But we need good numbers of how many people there really are in our area. “Citizenship” matters when it comes to receiving government benefits and voting. My philosophy is: Follow the law “rules,” you win, ignore the law “rules,” you lose.
John Q. Public wins on both. Supreme Court, you’ve done your job.
John A. Waite