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  •  Georgia still needs watching by the DOJ, duh (12+ / 0-)

    Not only because of problems relating to Black and Latino voters.

    Asian American voters in Georgia had a range of problems during the 2012 presidential election, including being improperly asked to show proof of citizenship at the polls, not having access to translators or interpreters when reviewing ballots, and having their names misspelled on voter rolls.
    Documenting the problems is especially significant right now because the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week related to a challenge to the pre-clearance section of the Voting Rights Act. That section requires that some states and counties, mostly in the South, have changes in their voting law approved by the U.S. Department of Justice before they are implemented.

    Shelby County in Alabama has challenged the mandate, known as Section 5 , which covers the entire state of Georgia. The Georgia Attorney General’s Office has filed a legal brief in support of Shelby County.

    I went in to work a few hours ago to do stuff I couldn't do yesterday, being locked out for a furlough day. About 20 parents showed up with the principal and took assignments from each of us and then sent us packing.
    I am so in love with those people right now. :)

    •  I think it's going to be (5+ / 0-)

      a long hard struggle.  I hope not, but it looks like they've been planning for a long time to undermine public education and grab that huge pot of public funding.  I have no idea what is going on with the union leadership in this country.  Feckless people who constantly turn to the Dems and back them with boots on the ground and enormous amounts of money only to be undermined by them.  I've lost all faith in Trumka and always had doubts about SEIU.  I hope the parents can get (or keep) their heads on straight.  We've got people like Cory Booker in this state working along with the underminers.  Looks like he is fixing to be our next senator.  I wonder how that will play out.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:58:28 AM PST

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