Very Gerry: Supreme Court Says 'Meh' to Gerrymandering
Updated: Jul 9, 2019
Big news from the US Supreme Court this week as they give a judicial shoulder shrug to partisan gerrymandering across the country. We also sit down with former Standard-Examiner sports writer and current Weber State women's soccer, softball, and volleyball play-by-play announcer Brandon Garside to chat Wildcat sports. Luckily, John wasn't here for it, cause we all know how much he lOvEs SpOrTs.
Listen to this week's episode here:
Very Gerry: Supreme Court Rules Against Deciding Gerrymandering Cases
The Supreme Court dropped a depressing bombshell this week, ruling that gerrymandered maps are not the problem of federal courts. The decision came along partisan lines, with the 5 conservative Justices giving a democracy-killing 'Meh'.
Not really sure what gerrymandering is? Here's a video that explains what it is and why it can be problematic:
We're concerned what this will mean for Proposition 4 in Utah, the ballot initiative that creates an independent commission to redraw congressional and state legislature districts. Below is an article from the Deseret News with more local info:
Get to know what gerrymandering is and where some gerrymandered districts in Weber county might by by checking out these maps. (Hint: They're mostly in Ogden, which votes for Democrats).
If the state legislature tries to gut Prop 4 next year, as they did Prop 2 (Medical Marijuana) and Prop 3 (Medicaid Expansion), be ready to fight back with facts.
Weber State Sports w/ Brandon Garside
Summer time brings a lull in sports on campus at Weber State, so what better time to chat about what's on tap this Fall semester! We sat down with former Standard-Examiner sports writer and current Weber State women's soccer, softball, and volleyball play-by-play announcer Brandon Garside to chat.
It looks like there may be a JCP trip to Missoula, MT for the big Weber State/Montana football game in November. If you're interested, comment in the Junction City Podcast FB group and let us know.
Follow Weber State sports on social media and get ready for big football, basketball, volleyball, women's soccer, and softball seasons from the Wildcats this year.
Friday, July 5th
7 PM - 8 PM, Alleged (201 Historic 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401)
Monday, July 8th
6 PM - 9 PM, Davis Applied Technology College (450 S. Simmons Way, Kaysville, UT)
Sunday, July 14th
6:30 PM - 8 PM, Brewvies Ogden (2293 Grant Avenue, Ogden UT 84401)