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  •  Here it is: (3+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson, Matt Z, cybersaur
    Section 5 functions as a racial entitlement because the federal government doesn't take a similar interest in protecting the voting rights of white people from racial discrimination, Justice Scalia said.
    Stormfront must love this guy.

    Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

    by Mike S on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 02:00:00 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, this would make a good starting place (2+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean, ozsea1

      for a rewrite of the law, if struck down. Just as affirmative action laws can be rewritten to be based on socioeconomic bases and become nearly Supreme-proof, the Voting Rights Act could be rewritten to be just say that areas where "reasonable access to voting by any group" (not race) "has been denied" must submit significant voting procedure changes to OCR.

      Now take this idea to pieces, it's OK with me. I'm just trying to keep an optimistic frame of mind.

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