- A federal court ruled that Republicans in the state of Texas unlawfully gerrymandered three congressional districts along racial lines in order to maximize the party’s chances to retain the seats. This is a great step toward independent bipartisan districting committees in Texas, as other states have done and are doing to keep elections representative and fair. http://www.slate.com/blogs/
the_slatest/2017/03/11/ federal_court_rules_texas_gop_ racially_gerrymandered_ districts.html
- A lot of people and organizations have come out against the new American Health Care Plan, including the American Medical Association and AARP and even a fair number of GOP lawmakers (though some of the latter think it doesn’t go far enough, actually–which isn’t necessarily good either): http://www.vox.com/2017/3/9/14
- Lindsey Graham has actually stated he intends to subpoena intelligence records to seek evidence about Trump’s baseless wiretapping claims (http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/08
/politics/graham-wiretap-russi a-subpoena/index.html), as has the House Intelligence Committee (http://bit.ly/IntelTap).
- Hawaii has already announced plans to sue the Republican administration over their unconstitutional travel ban (http://bit.ly/HawaiiSue); Washington state asks that the judge apply the previous ruling (which overturned the first one) to freeze this one too (http://bit.ly/WashBan).