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  •  Persily is confused. (5+ / 0-)

    Persily must be confusing the Voting Rights Act with Affirmative Action. Because I don't see the fact that we have more minorities voting as being some indicator that the South has given up on disenfranchising them from going to the polls. The Voting Rights act is meant to limit the abuse going on especially today against the minorities in those states. Any change in that act would be better to "strengthen" it instead of overturning it.

    The only reason we would even think about overturning the act would be if the Southern States finally got religion, so to speak.

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 04:39:44 AM PST

    •  I think we saw (2+ / 0-)
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      wintergreen8694, Mistral Wind

      from the states' actions to limit early voting (Ohio), purge voters illegally (and under the table in the case of Florida) or just not count the votes at all (see Latino provisional ballots, Arizona), that these laws are needed and should perhaps be extended to other states.
      Of course, CJ Roberts has expressed disagreement with these laws and welcomes a review, so I think we can all see how this is going to turn out.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 05:52:43 AM PST

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      •  SCOTUS preparing to FUBAR (1+ / 0-)
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        Yep, it looks like Roberts is probably going to claim it's going against the constitution in some manner thus throwing it back at Congress to revamp it so that it's fixed.

        Like THAT would ever happen in CONGRESS!
        They only know how to screw things up and filibuster.

        "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

        by Wynter on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:42:13 AM PST

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