My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.



The big news: The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to decide whether a 2003 federal ban on the procedure that critics call "partial birth" abortion is constitutional, setting the stage for its most significant ruling on abortion rights in almost 15 years.

This is one of those headlines that make the liberals hyperventilate. But the bigger news may actually be this:

A U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday dropped the hot potato of redrawing Colorado's congressional district map back in the lap of a federal district court, but it will take a rapid-fire decision for the case to affect the November election.

Justices ruled that a three-judge, federal panel erred last year when it tossed out a Republican-backed lawsuit challenging the map drawn by Democrats and approved by a judge in 2002.

I'm not sure this will really make a difference in the long run, but it does have to have the Democrats a bit worried. At the very least, CD 7 could suddenly become safe Republican territory, which the judge's plan put very much into play four years ago. Though the current registration numbers favor the Dems just slightly, a little push towards the GOP plan would make a big difference in CD7.

Keep an eye on this space.

And speaking of keeping an eye--what all happened down at the Statehouse today? It was "Immigration Tuesday," but the papers don't have any information about what was reported to be a very late night of legislating.

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