Via America’s Lawyer: Mike Papantonio highlights a Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering in North Carolina.

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Finally tonight, hell has frozen over at the Supreme Court of all places, as ultra-conservative judge, Clarence Thomas, has ruled on the side of justice for perhaps the first time in his life. Last week, Thomas joined four liberal justices in ruling against North Carolina Republicans for illegally designing segregated voting districts in 2011.

Essentially, the republican legislature in North Carolina packed two already liberal areas with as many African-Americans as possible to dilute their votes in more competitive districts. In North Carolina’s First district, the black voting age population was increased by more than five percent in the packing scheme.

And in the state’s 12th district, the black voting age population was increased by nearly seven percent once the new districts were drawn. This ruling should serve as a notice to all states, that voters are sick and tired of racist and unethical gerrymandering practices that have created artificial representation at all levels of government.

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Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show “America’s Lawyer”; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.