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The Supreme Court has said Gerrymandering Is Our Problem Not Theirs. So Now What???

Last week the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote decided that federal judges have no power to police partisan gerrymandering.  Gerrymandering is the way that political voting district are drawn to tilt the scales to one political party over another. This ruling gives the green light to legislatures all over this country, including here …

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Who Inspires Me

Recently, I attended a power networking social with some amazing women leaders. Represented in the room were lawyers, entrepreneurs, media professionals and corporate leaders. For the ice breaker/conversation starter, we were asked to name 3 women (living or deceased) that were role models to us and why. Of course, I have a long list of …

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Why do we Redistrict?

We may assume that electing legislators from districts is mandated under the U.S. Constitution, but we’d be wrong.  Until 1967, states could and did elect Congressional representatives from combinations of single, at-large and multi-member districts.   The 1965 Voting Rights Act prohibits voting practices and procedures that dilute the ability of minority voters to elect candidates …

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