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REDISTRICTING: Court backs politicians, not people

Letter by Douglas I. Kerley, Lynnwood on March 15, 2012 at 9:19 am | 4 Comments »
March 15, 2012 9:43 am

Re: “Court leaves redistricting map in place” (TNT, 3-15).

Shame on the Washington Supreme Court, the attorney general, the secretary of state and the Washington State Redistricting Commission for putting the politicians ahead of the people of Washington in this redistricting mess.

I testified before the commission to complain about the gerrymandering of both my congressional and legislative districts to benefit the incumbents by guaranteeing their re-election. The commission ignored me, the people of the state of Washington, its duty and finally the law to our detriment and should be vilified for it.

But what can you expect from the politicians on the court but to support their fellow politicians in the state? I was hoping for better judgment from them but not expecting it. You can only expect fair judgment from an independent judiciary appointed for life.

Maybe we can get it from them. They are our only hope

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