The Wall Street Journal reports:
The Supreme Court took the safe route Monday in declining to revisit its one-person, one-vote precedents. But in the silver-lining department, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg quoted Alexander Hamilton, and Justice Clarence Thomas exposed the hash that is the Court’s jurisprudence on the subject...
...[b]ut Justice Ginsburg wrote for an 8-0 Court that the Texas state Senate map “complies with the requirements of the one-person, one-vote principle” (Evenwel v. Abbott). Justice Ginsburg is a liberal who often writes what she wants into the Constitution, so it was some consolation to see her cite the Founders to make her case. Maybe she saw “Hamilton” on Broadway, and Antonin Scalia must be smiling upstairs.
Read the full article, and then check out the practice groups podcast of Monday's Teleforum Conference Call, in which our expert, Andrew Grossman, makes a similar observation, as well as more insightful commentary.