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Justice assured the Forest Service that he was not intimidated. The way we got “one man, one vote” was after the Lege drew a redistricting map in 1971 that was a remarkable piece of modern art. It contained districts that looked like giant chickens, districts that looked like coiled snakes, and districts with odd zits that popped up to include the home of one liberal incumbent in the district of another liberal incumbent. In the immortal plaint of Rep. Bill Finke of San Antonio: “Now looka here, Dellwin, look at what yew have done to mah district. Got a great big ol’ ball on one end, runs in a little-bitty strip for 300 miles and got a great big ol’ ball on the other end. Looks like a pair of dumbbells. The courts say the districts have to be COM-pact and CON-tiguous; is this yore idea of COMpact and CON-tiguous?” Redistricting Chairman Delwin Jones replied: “Wha-ell, in a artistic sense, it is.” Justice’s aesthetic sensibilities are as well-developed as the next man’s, but much as he appreciated the artistic merit of the plan, he also found it unconstitutional to high heaven. We may be able to find another judge whose understanding of the Constitution is as profound as Justice’s, but I bet we’ll never get another who can keep a straight face while listening to all the ways Texans can find to embarrass the Founding Fathers. 111 Molly Ivins is a former Observer editor and a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Her new book, You Got to Dance With Them What Brung You, is in the bookstores. 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