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Supreme Court Will Take
Up Major Voting Rights Case

ABC News, by Ariane de Vogue

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/9/2012 8:55:57 PM

Only three days after the contentious 2012 election, the Supreme Court announced today that it would take up a major voting rights case; it will be heard in the next few months and decided by June. At issue is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which was passed in 1965. It’s a central provision of the law that requires states with a history of voter discrimination, mostly in the South, to clear any changes to their election laws with federal officials in Washington. The Supreme Court’s decision today comes just after a long and bitter election


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fireman28, 11/9/2012 9:02:54 PM     (No. 9003997)

News reports tell us there are still small towns that do stupid stuff; but Section 5 (along with entire law, maybe) needs to be thrown out.

We have Blacks in the WH, the Supreme Court, Congress and 4-stars in the military.

Now if the 47 percenters would stop whining and grow a work ethic, America could restore itself.

Reply 2 - Posted by: mizzmac, 11/9/2012 9:06:49 PM     (No. 9004002)

Oh, look--what a coincidence! The states affected by Sect. 5 tend to vote Republican! Imagine that! The regime slumps toward its totalitarian dream!




Reply 3 - Posted by: 100percenttexan, 11/9/2012 9:13:58 PM     (No. 9004015)

This will be another loss because the Supreme Court is stacked. There are 4 democrate party operatives, 3 constitutional conservatives, swing man Kennedy, and John Roberts who will make things up as he goes along.

Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/9/2012 9:14:48 PM     (No. 9004018)

Maybe they should review enforcing those laws regarding parking your horse and buggy in front of government buildings and women wearing patent leather shoes in public.

Oh, and if you drive at night through rural Pennsylvania, state law requires that you stop every mile to send up a rocket signal. But if you live in Pittsburgh, you better know that there is an ordinance against sweeping dirt under the rug!!

I mean, honestly, aren't these laws just as relevent and timely???

Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/9/2012 9:31:04 PM     (No. 9004051)

Voting Rights? Don't every dead person, felon, Mickey Mouse, and anyone else that happens to be in the country vote already?

Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 11/9/2012 11:03:39 PM     (No. 9004191)

A law affecting only certain "states with a history of voter discrimination" is necessarily a bad law. No, I don´t support "voter suppression." But I am uncompromisingly against "one law for me, another for thee."

Like, to Coulter-ishly pull an example out of the air, insider-trading laws that give Congress exemption from securities laws that would put you or me in jail pronto. Or exempt Congress from Obamacare. Gee, the same "suspects!"

Further -- what "voting rights"? There´s no "right" to vote, no matter what Leftist troublemakers and uber-moron Michael Moore claim.

Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/9/2012 11:06:17 PM     (No. 9004195)

I can´t imagine the SC overturning all of it or Section 5 now.

Won´t Roberts just say Congress has the power to repeal it so he will leave it to them?

Washington is loathe to give up any power at all. And provisions that allows it to pee on the states are favorites.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/9/2012 11:25:20 PM     (No. 9004232)

As I recall, Roberts actually invited the case. I am pretty sure that he will vote to get rid of the old law. I assume that four others will join him. Maybe that is why Holder is possibly leaving. His days of filing racist lawsuits could be numbered.

Hey, our luck has got to change sometime.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/10/2012 4:17:43 AM     (No. 9004431)

Don´t count on it. After all, these very same states are the ones who want voter ID which demonrats oppose because it affects the dead vote, the cartoon character vote, the pet vote, etc.

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