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  •  I agree and would add pre-clearance (3+ / 0-)

    to every location and not just the ones with a history of voter suppression.  That way, the VRA would be uniform throughout the country and even states that get taken over by RWNJs wouldn't find themselves with a rash of new voter obstruction laws.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 10:21:38 AM PDT

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    •  While I would support pre-clearance (1+ / 0-)
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      nationwide, it might run into difficulty under the logic of Black's opinion in Mitchell.

      With the Decision Points Theater, the George W. Bush Presidential Library becomes the very first Presidential Library to feature a Fiction Section.

      by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 10:35:10 AM PDT

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      •  I'm not a lawyer (2+ / 0-)

        Just a seeker of fairness.  

        And on the subject of voting, we're a country in which half of all eligible voters don't cast a ballot at all.  Other countries put us to shame with their large voter turnouts.  It would seem that we should be working to make voting easier, faster, and do anything else in out power to increase, and not decrease, voting percentages.

        If we don't, we can't beat our chests anymore and proclaim freedom, democracy, and we're #1.  We aren't and haven't been for a while.

        There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

        by Puddytat on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 11:07:51 AM PDT

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        •  Understood, and, in principle, I agree. (2+ / 0-)
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          But, as a lawyer, myself, I want whatever is proposed to be able to stand up to Constitutional scrutiny.  While a nationwide expansion of pre-clearance might so stand up, I am uncertain, even with a less politicized Court than what we have at present.

          With the Decision Points Theater, the George W. Bush Presidential Library becomes the very first Presidential Library to feature a Fiction Section.

          by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 11:14:23 AM PDT

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