Skip to main content

View Diary: Georgia Supreme Court slaps down Award winning Secretary of State (25 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  This was a close call, and a matter of state law. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MsGrin

    The feds can't and shouldn't touch it.

    You should be ashamed! Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now! - Ivy Frye, assistant to Gov. Palin

    by burrow owl on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 04:14:31 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  There's plenty they can and must touch (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      burrow owl, MsGrin

      From caging, to photo ID's, to voter roll purging, to throwing out provisional ballots without due process, to other voter suppression dirty tricks against suspect classes, there's a lot for a Federal bill to cover.

      I can't expect to live in a democracy if I'm not prepared to do the work of being a citizen.

      by Dallasdoc on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 04:17:52 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  How to define residency isn't in that list. (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Dallasdoc

        It's classic state law.  The stuff you're talking about falls within bona fide suppression, stuff for which there's no other legit reason than suppression.  This dispute was solely about how to define residency, though.

        You should be ashamed! Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now! - Ivy Frye, assistant to Gov. Palin

        by burrow owl on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 04:35:04 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  I'm looking forward to felonies (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Dallasdoc

        being attached to those "other voter suppression dirty tricks", such as passing out flyers claiming false endorsement, wrong parties, changed voting dates and/or locations, etc. Anyone who would try to mislead someone into missing their chance to vote deserves to lose some of their own freedoms. Especially those who came up with the flyer in the first place, and paid people to distribute it.

        © sardonyx; all rights reserved

        by sardonyx on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 05:24:36 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  Didn't seem close at all to me (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Dallasdoc

      or to the unanomious Supreme Court.

      •  After looking at the case, it was rightly decided (0+ / 0-)

        since the Secretary's interpretation is "clearly erroneous."  That particular passage in the decision, though, is still bullcrap-tastic.  The rest of the decision is pretty solid, so I chalk that sentence up to a prank by the judge's clerk.

        You should be ashamed! Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now! - Ivy Frye, assistant to Gov. Palin

        by burrow owl on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 04:42:54 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (148)
  • Baltimore (78)
  • Community (78)
  • Freddie Gray (57)
  • Bernie Sanders (55)
  • Civil Rights (46)
  • Elections (38)
  • Culture (35)
  • Media (32)
  • Hillary Clinton (31)
  • 2016 (29)
  • Law (28)
  • Racism (26)
  • Education (23)
  • Environment (23)
  • Labor (23)
  • Politics (22)
  • Republicans (22)
  • Police Brutality (19)
  • Barack Obama (19)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site