Alabama’s defiance of the Supreme Court order to create a 2nd majority-black congressional district is connected to a dark-money network, the same network that led to the selection of Neal Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justices.
Alabama Political Reporter Dark Money: The backstory of Alabama’s redistricting defiance
APR’s terrific reporting shows” the extent to which Alabama’s calculation to defy the Supreme Court was made not simply by state legislators in Alabama but has been driven by nationally connected political operatives at the center of the well-documented right-wing effort to reshape the composition and jurisprudence of the Supreme Court and to overturn the remaining key protections established by the 1965 Voting Rights Act.”
Various players such as Leonard Leo, the far-right chair of the Federalist Society also known as “hidden architect of the Supreme Court;” Ginni Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas; Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama Solicitor General Edward LeCour and his wife Alice LeCour, a Federalist Society contributor, are leading the effort to remake the judiciary into an ultra-conservative arm of the Republican party.
Through Justice Brett Kavanaugh, these GOP operatives plan for a full hearing on the merits of the Voting Rights Act so that it may be struck down completely, leaving Republicans free to deny minority citizens their voting rights and gerrymandering districts to ensure Republicans remain in power.''
These are unprecedented times. The Supreme Court is compromised and in league with a syndicate of individuals who seek to reshape America into a right-wing theocracy.
The balance of Congress and additional seats on the Supreme Court are at stake. The fallout from the recent decisions ending Roe v. Wade and affirmative action reiterate the importance of electing Democrats nationwide and fulfilling judicial vacancies.