June 27, 2019

Wyden Statement on Supreme Court’s Pro-Gerrymandering Ruling

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s pro-gerrymandering ruling in Rucho v. Common Cause:

“Today the Roberts Court continued its unremitting bloodletting of American democracy. The precedent set in Rucho is appalling: If you don’t support Republicans in power, they can effectively take away your vote. This court has demonstrated once again that it will not protect fundamental constitutional principles or the very idea of democratic governance. We must explore any method of ending the stranglehold that Republicans and their paymasters have on the Supreme Court.”