quote:Originally posted by Ian Climacus:What are people's thoughts? Does it have a chance? The last case (2004) was struck down with the reasoning that partisan gerrymanders were “non-justiciable”, that is, not the purview of courts.
quote:Eighteen years of judicial effort with virtually nothing to show for it justify us in revisiting the question whether the standard promised by Bandemer exists. As the following discussion reveals, no judicially discernible and manageable standards for adjudicating political gerrymandering claims have emerged. Lacking them, we must conclude that political gerrymandering claims are nonjusticiable and that Bandemer was wrongly decided.
quote:That no such standard has emerged in this case should not be taken to prove that none will emerge in the future.
quote:Originally posted by simontoad: I suppose they've fixed up Queensland by now Ian. There have been a few labor Governments since the infamous Joh.
quote:Originally posted by simontoad: spot on Gee D. I didn't feel able to go beyond Joh, especially as Ian has revealed his youth.