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  •  The "punishment" language (0+ / 0-)

    Scalia and Alito have both invoked the language employed by lawyers for Title Five states -- that oversight is a "punishment." This is absurd on its face, and it is a lie.

    Being fair is a punishment?

    Bringing the case means that the case cannot have merit, since a voting area that truly is fair and without structural unfairness and disenfranchisement feels no burden, financial or moral, in having to abide by a simple legal yardstick of non-discrimination. In saying that Alabama feels affronted at having to be fair to all of its citizens, the solicitors are confessing that the state they prefer and wish is unfair.

    It's the same as "affirmative action" hiring. Only those who discriminate find it to be a case where, "I had to hire one of them." The truth is that there are qualified candidates who were being turned away by being "them," else you wouldn't be subjected to an affirmative plan, and the fact that you think about "them" and "getting one" shows clearly that you believe in ethnicities as inherently less and inherently more virtuous.

    Everyone is innocent of some crime.

    by The Geogre on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 05:43:01 PM PST

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