ㅤ”The high court announced Friday it would hear the Texas redistricting case, Abbott v. Perez. The justices will likely hear oral arguments in April.
ㅤA three-judge panel ruled in August that parts of the Texas House district map had to be redrawn ahead of the 2018 midterm elections because lawmakers discriminated against minorities when they drew the districts.”
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(justices, scotus, supreme court, texas, redistricting) – 1/12/18
ㅤPictured: Don Willett
ㅤ”Before his confirmation, Willett served as a justice on the Texas Supreme Court. A graduate of Duke Law School, he began his career as a law clerk to a judge on the Fifth Circuit court he now joins. He later served as a special assistant to the President in the White House under Bush 43, then as Texas deputy attorney general.
ㅤWillett is also an Evangelical Christian. Although Evangelicals account for between 15 and 24 percent of the electorate, based on how the term is defined, they are currently underrepresented on the federal appeals courts. Christian conservatives are delighted to see President Trump’s willingness to consider members of their community for the bench, in an era where orthodox Christian beliefs are ridiculed in elite circles.”
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ㅤPictured: MSNBC anchor Joy Reid
ㅤô¿ô …The same way gangstas, pimps, thieves, murderers and drug traffickers do: By keeping a loaded 45 under their pillow.
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ㅤ”‘There would have been no difference three days ago, and you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck go out and shoot him and hit him and neutralize him,’ the President said when asked about the Sutherland Springs attack.”
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