Nancy Pelosi knows she is facing one giant threat to her Speakership in 2020.
It comes in the form of a little-known case making its way before the Supreme Court.
And Pelosi went ballistic when she found out how Kavanaugh is about to decide on this case.
The Supreme Court is taking on the issue of partisan gerrymandering in the form of the North Carolina and Maryland congressional maps.
For the second straight year, the Supreme Court has an opportunity to establish limits on partisan gerrymandering — or go the other direction and send mapmakers an anything-goes message ahead of the 2020 census.
Republicans used their power over redistricting in many states after the 2010 election to cement control of the House of Representatives and state governments for most of the next decade. Limiting that power has become a rallying cry on the left before the next round of political map-drawing in 2021.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will scrutinize political maps in two states where lawmakers have openly admitted they drew congressional lines earlier this decade to favor one party, a practice that the court has long considered reining in.
Fake news reporters complain that “gerrymandering” leads to polarization and tribalism.
What they want are districts redrawn to benefit Democrats and ensure conservatives can never win elections.
The Supreme Court has shown hostility in the past to judges overriding congressional maps by fiat.
Anthony Kennedy was one of the Justices willing to allow liberal judges to redraw legislative maps to elect more Democrats.
But he retired, and Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as his replacement.
And now court-watchers believe Kavanaugh could join the other conservatives in rejecting attempts by liberal judges to draw congressional maps that would cement Pelosi and the Democrats in power.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new details in this ongoing story.