Statement on Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: Redistricting and Census Supreme Court Questions

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Pam Wilmot, Executive Director

Common Cause Massachusetts

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Statement on Redistricting Case: 

“Today’s 5-4 redistricting decision is a disappointment.  We believe that extreme partisan gerrymanders like those in North Carolina deprive voters of their right to representation and significantly harm our democracy. But this is not the end of the story. Common Cause will continue to fight for fair representation through ballot initiatives, new state laws, and appeals to state courts to ensure that voters should choose their politicians, not the other way around.”

Statement on Census Case: 
“We are pleased that the Court unanimously rebuffed the attempt to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, at least for the moment, and likely definitively given the short time remaining until the Census must be finalized. The Court found that this administration lied in its only rationale for including the question – enforcing the voting rights act – and that it abused its discretion in doing so. Today’s ruling is a victory for equal representation for every resident of the United States. Americans expect and deserve a fair and accurate census and striking the citizenship question will help ensure that occurs.”