025. Gerrymanderingapalooza

Whit gives a primer on gerrymandering and current voter suppression cases before the Supreme Court, and the gals discuss an article accusing the Clintons of owning slaves, the prison industrial complex, and their opinions on the Hollywood Chrises. 

Recorded June 7, 2017.

Intro/Outro: Washed Out - "Hard to Say Goodbye"

Links from the Episode
Oyez (search SCOTUS cases and opinions)

Wikipedia: "Printed in March 1812, this political cartoon was drawn in reaction to the newly drawn state senate election district of South Essex created by the Massachusetts legislature to favor the Democratic-Republican Party candidates of Governor Elbridge Gerry over the Federalists. The caricature satirizes the bizarre shape of a district in Essex County, Massachusetts, as a dragon-like "monster". Federalist newspaper editors and others at the time likened the district shape to a salamander, and the word gerrymander was a blend of that word and Governor Gerry's last name."

Wikipedia: "Printed in March 1812, this political cartoon was drawn in reaction to the newly drawn state senate election district of South Essex created by the Massachusetts legislature to favor the Democratic-Republican Party candidates of Governor Elbridge Gerry over the Federalists. The caricature satirizes the bizarre shape of a district in Essex County, Massachusetts, as a dragon-like "monster". Federalist newspaper editors and others at the time likened the district shape to a salamander, and the word gerrymander was a blend of that word and Governor Gerry's last name."

All About Redistricting (Justin Levitt, Loyola University)
North Carolina v. Covington (.pdf)
ThinkProgress: "The Supreme Court just made it easier to get away with gerrymandering"
NYT: "Supreme Court Returns Virginia Voting Case to Lower Court"
Current Affairs: "'The Clintons Had Slaves"
Thirteenth (2016) (trailer
The Atlantic:

Jezebel: Report: Jezebel Endorses Chris Pine for Top Chris of the Famous Chrises

Whit's Recommendations
Tarkovsky's "Stalker" (1979)
Politically Re-Active (seconding Beth's recommendation from months ago)

Beth's Recommendations
Mating Ritual ft. Lizzy Land - "Cold"
Mating Ritual ft. Lizzy Land - "Night Lies"
WONDER WOMAN (2017) (trailer