The California voting rights case you will never hear about

This is so far under the radar that you are guaranteed never to hear about it.  A landmark case is crawling its way through the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and no one is the wiser.  California's secretary of state and attorney general want it that way. The case is number 18-17458, titled Citizens for Fair Representation v. Alex Padilla.  On March 6, 2020, in Courtroom 1, Third Floor, Room 338, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco at 9:30 A.M., you were supposed to be able hear oral arguments on how one state senator cannot effectively represent one million Californians and how one state Assembly member cannot represent 500,000 Californians.  The basis of this claim is invidious discrimination that has prevented certain minorities from ever having held one of these seats in the Legislature, since its membership is fixed at 40 and 80, respectively. Why were you not able to hear oral arguments?  Well, the Ninth...(Read Full Post)
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