RSLC Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Rucho v. Common Cause

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WASHINGTON – Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, Republican State Leadership Committee President Austin Chambers issued the following statement:

“The Supreme Court has seen through the Democrats’ latest desperate lawsuit and confirmed that courts have no business deciding partisan political disputes over redistricting. This ruling is a major blow to the entire strategy cooked up by President Obama and Eric Holder. Democrats will continue to cherry pick liberal state courts in an attempt to ‘win’ what the U.S. Supreme Court has now rejected. It’s more important than ever that we have strong, conservative judges, instead of liberal activists in robes, in state courts across the country. The RSLC will continue to lead that fight, and do everything we can to ensure we win the legislative and judicial elections needed for fair and accurate redistricting.”

Launched in 2014, The RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI) works to elect down-ballot, state-level conservatives to the judiciary. Through JFI, the RSLC is the only national conservative political organization focused on the electoral process of judges at the state level.