Legal reporter slams gerrymandering decision: Roberts 'doesn't give a good goddamn' about election fairness
Chief Justice John Roberts (McConnell Center/Flickr)

On Thursday, Above the Law editor and legal reporter Elie Mystal tore into Chief Justice John Roberts for his ruling that federal courts cannot block state lawmakers from rigging elections with partisan gerrymanders, even if it was done with intent to disenfranchise voters, calling the decision "Kafkaesque" and a loss for democracy.


Mystal noted that Roberts did not appear to be confused about the effect of gerrymandering in suppressing fair elections — he just didn't care: