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  •  they have already passed laws like the (2+ / 0-)
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    ones in AZ and GA.

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 11:44:03 AM PDT

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    •  I'm thinkinbg of somehting more ambitious (1+ / 0-)
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      ....more like what this DR court did.  GA and AZ are pikers in comparison.

      Some red state could assert that the Constitution doesn't really grant what they call "anchor babies" citizenship, at least not for purposes of voting, and therefore that not only do people born to undocumented residents not get to vote, but their children don't either.  Theoretically, federal law on the subject pre-empts state laws, but SCOTUS could always decide that the contradictory federal law is unconstitutional, and states have the predominant say on who gets voting rights.

      The states must be abolished.

      by gtomkins on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 01:35:02 PM PDT

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