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Scotus usually is logical and reasonable.
Partisan influence sucks but some things
Should be too important to ignore the obvious.
I wouldn't call the Supreme Court logical or reasonable at all. They, in a 5-4 decision, opened up the flood gates to allow unlimited campaign spending by corporations and shadowy "non profit" organizations. They gutted the Voting Rights Act and gave the green light for red states to restrict access to the voting booth. And they ruled that for profit businesses could ignore the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Justice Kennedy voted with the majority for all of those decisions.
Kennedy is no hero, but he does side with liberals every once in awhile. He's better than any replacement we would get if he retires or dies during the Donald era, but that's a pretty low bar.
I should also point out that Roberts, not Kennedy, saved Obamacare. Kennedy voted with the conservatives on that case.
That's why I am not spiking the football with regards to this gerrymandering case. Kennedy may have led us to believe that he'll vote with the liberals, but he can just as easily change his mind and vote with the right wing flank that he typically votes with.