In reading about the decision, what strikes me the most interesting that Ruth Bader Ginsberg "writing for the majority" who basically questioned and redefined the term "legislature", is typical of the nine robed "oligarchy" that the SCOTUS has turned out to be in the last 80 years. Especially this judge who basically said, "I would not use the US Constitution as the blueprint for founding a new nation". She stated in reference to South Africa's constitution which has an "independent" judiciary" not accountable to the other branches of government. Her words were:
"I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012," Ginsburg said in an interview on Al Hayat television last Wednesday. "I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done."
In other words, I really don't support the very Constitution that I am sworn to uphold "in my heart of hearts". This is hypocrisy at its apex and should disqualify Ms. Ginsberg or any other SCJ from serving. She, or anyone no matter who appointed them, should be impeached as the Constitution prescribes. For someone to swear an oath and then, in a "ruling sense" undermine and redefine the Constitution is unconscionable and should not be tolerated by the "people". Unfortunately, too many of the electorate is "ignorant" of the real intent, history, and defined prescriptions for resolution of "grievances”, and seeks to go with the way they personally "think or feel"; either of which is dangerous and undesirable.
Whether you personally like the way states define voting districts is not the rule or the point. If you don’t like it, then go with the US Constitutional Amendment process; sorry if it is “hard”.