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  •  If a budget increase for the federal courts... (2+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, ontheleftcoast

    ...and appropriate sector of the Dept. of Justice came with the expansion, then it might be a good idea. But it has been noted by many civil rights activists, among other folks, that expanding coverage universally could actually weaken or kill the effectiveness of Section 5.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 04:48:41 PM PST

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    •  That could be the case, true (1+ / 0-)
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      northerntier

      But with so many states trying to rig the system we need something, somewhere to keep it from happening. If not the federal government then who?

      What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

      by ontheleftcoast on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 04:59:07 PM PST

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    •  Why is that ? (0+ / 0-)

      I have difficulties to understand why this would be the case.

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