His dissent in the redistricting case is tightly tied to the Constitution.
The practical impact of reform efforts in Florida appear to be minimal.
Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) remark that "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy stood out as the biggest turning point of the cycle.
A party has now won the House popular vote but failed to win the majority at least five times in the last 100 years.
Despite losing the popular vote, Republicans are set to have their second-biggest House majority in 60 years and their third-biggest since the Great Depression.
Under the new congressional map, 83 percent of districts clearly favor one party or another -- up from 80 percent before redistricting.