High Court Rules Against Mississippi NAACP

The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed Monday a lower court ruling allowing Mississippi lawmakers to run in their current districts this year. The justices rejected an appeal from the Mississippi NAACP.

The Mississippi Legislature did not pass a redistricting plan
this year. The 122 Mississippi House districts and 52 Senate
districts are updated after every census to reflect population
changes and to uphold the constitutional principle of one person, one vote.

When redistricting failed, the state chapter of the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People sued. But a three-judge federal panel said the state either had to immediately redraw the lines or let lawmakers run in their current districts in 2011.

“This means our Mississippi Constitution controls the election of our Representatives,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “The Supreme Court has affirmed what I have long contended, we should follow the State Constitution and protect our state’s right to redistrict our legislature without federal intervention. The Constitution had a very good day.”

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2011 at 08:44 PM
    Down with the home-grown terrorist group NAACP. They are in-your-face intimidation equivalent to the KKK. It has hit it's prime, served it's purpose & now, no longer needed for equality. They are an over-grown, intimidation entity that needs to be put to rest once & for all. I so agree Increz with your description of this horror group. This is a new era, a new day & I applaud your assessment of ".., bondage of white-dominated liberalism's control of the NAACP." Touche'.
  • by lcrez Location: lc on Nov 1, 2011 at 12:51 PM
    It is time to put away this ole dinosaur--NAACP. National Association for the Advancement of Communist Principles. There are much better people to follow than this to advance the principles of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. It is time black brothers proclaim, "Free at last, free at last" from the bondage of white-dominated liberalism's control of the the NAACP.
  • by That is GREAT!! Location: Mississippi on Nov 1, 2011 at 09:14 AM
    It is about time someone stood up to these bullies. Now, lets do it again when they stick their nose in where it doesn't belong.
  • by me Location: meridian on Oct 31, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    About time somebody stood up to the NAACP and showed them they can't get everything they want!!!
  • by junior Location: toomsuba on Oct 31, 2011 at 03:37 PM
    it is about time some 1 stands up against these million air heads.just cause they have the money does not mean they can do as they please.
  • by Followthecontalways on Oct 31, 2011 at 03:06 PM
    Hummer. Mr H. I guess your contentions are true then regarding the initiatives on the ballot also. Follow the Ms Constitution and the Federal Constitution.
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