Sunday, September 10, 2017

"Did I Sign That?"

Politicians get caught with their briefs down:
GOP Reps. Mark Meadows and Walter Jones signed an amicus (or friend-of-the-court) brief in Gill v. Whitford, a marquee case in which the justices will consider the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. Meadows and Jones were originally signatories to a brief from a bipartisan coalition of politicians urging the Court to find the practice unconstitutional, but the duo said Friday they did not mean to sign the brief.

“As he does with all action items, Congressman Meadows indicated he would be willing to review the amicus brief but never intended to formally sign on,” Meadows spokesman Ben Williamson told the Raleigh News & Observer. “His name was added in error and has been removed from the brief. We continue to enjoy a tremendous working relationship with the North Carolina state legislature and are grateful for everything they do.”

A spokeswoman for Jones also attributed the appearance of his name to an error.
I'm sure they'll pay closer attention next time...

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