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  •  Northwest Austin was full of shit too. (1+ / 0-)
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    Roberts' argument relying on Northwest Austin is circular and disingenuous, basically saying "the preclearance map has issues because we said it did."  The "equal sovereignty" principle he cites does not exist outside of admitting States to the union.  This is explicit in South Carolina v. Katzenbach, one of the past rulings that allowed the VRA preclearance to proceed! It would be funny if it weren't insidious.

    Roberts is tossing aside precedent left and right to issue this ruling.  Shelby is a dumpster fire.  There is no real Constitutional issue with the preclearance map, but Roberts invented one to strike it down.

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