***BREAKING*** Supreme Court rules key Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional!!
This is pretty much the cornerstone of voting rights legislation and it was what voting rights groups used to challenge a lot of the shenanigans when the GOP tried to make it harder for people to vote.
The Republicans have made it damn near impossible for minorities and poor people to vote but if someone informs them who's to blame...it might all backfire.
But of course, the Republicans keep blaming it on Obama. The truth needs to come out.
Congress will simply have to rewrite the pre-clearance provision using a different formula than the one they used in 1965.
Conservatives dont want people to vote because they know the more people vote, the less likely it is they will win. They openly admit to this.
[quote]Congress will simply have to rewrite the pre-clearance provision using a different formula than the one they used in 1965.
And it'll be a cold day in hell when that passes Congress, as I'm sure the Chief Justice knows perfectly well.
I know we have a few Ivy League law grads here. Can they provide some more detail on what this all means?
Well, if the GOP had any shred of hope of making any possible inroads to the African-American community, this should finish that off once and for all.
I can't imagine this will help their image along Latinos either, the upcoming immigration bill notwithstanding.
Honestly, I don't think the average America cares about this, especially not minorities. It's the way society deems unions. They think all this shit is just owed to them, like Social Security -- "Don't touch it, you Socialist bastard!" Americans simply don't understand jack.
R9 = a dim bulb.
Hopefully, Voter ID laws are the norm in every state after this.
I hope so too R11 seeing how nearly every instance of voter fraud that has been documented was perpetrated by Republicans.
R11: it shouldn't cost anything to vote. It costs money to get ID, so lots of indigent people don't have any. Now they won't be able to vote because they can't afford to obtain a state-issued ID.
[quote] Now they won't be able to vote because they can't afford to obtain a state-issued ID.
Let them use their passports, then.
[quote]Ironically, the only widespread incidents of voter registration fraud in last year’s elections involved Republicans...Jewett’s case was one of five separate investigations involving Strategic Allied Consulting, a vendor hired by the Republican Party of Florida...Strategic Allied Consulting was a largely unknown entity until Sept. 18, 2012, when Palm Beach County elections officials discovered fraudulent forms filed by the GOP vendor. The vendor said it fired two employees responsible, but a dozen other counties reported hundreds of similarly suspicious forms.
Okay, so it's settled. All registered republicans MUST show ID before they are allowed to vote.
Conservatives are the scum of the earth. How long will we have to suffer them being the majority of SCOTUS? They need to be voted out of the House too but they have that all sewn up.
Please forgive this digression from the topic.
Fuck you, R7. So unless I went to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell or Penn for law school my opinion on this subject is worthless?
R9 also = vile, evil, disgusting bulb.
R19 - as long as EVERYONE has to show ID I don't see how this would be a problem.
No R21 I think he meant just worth less
This will go down in history as the worst Court since Dred Scott.
R21 is clearly a sick individual. What an absolutely vile attack - way to overreact to a simple question.
"Please forgive this digression from the topic."
R21 is a douche who comes off as extremely insecure; that odd, vehement response was uncalled for. There was nothing in R7's original post to suggest that he was attacking other people.
Granted, it potentially works both ways, however, having to navigate the state and federal bureaucracies to obtain the necessary IDs to legally vote is more than the average citizen can manage.
R28. For an idiot, or undocumented person, it might be tough. Otherwise, it is pretty damn simple.
And yet, r27 task the time to make it worse....
R29 missing the point entirely.
Try again, R30.
R31. You missed the point sweetie.
You missed a comma, R34. You also added a period. Why are you so incredibly stupid?
R35. Fuck off! How's that?
Get back to us when you've mastered the requisite skills, dear.
The "You're missing the point" troll has invaded the other SCOTUS thread addressing this topic. But other than resorting to name calling and insults, Miss Missing-the-point has yet to make an actual point.
Agreed and noted, R38. We seem to have a Freeper-Troll on our hands.
The only "points" a freeper has are on his head.
All in all, I suppose you are correct. I will still be part of the oh so evil 1%. Life is good.
The racist here masquerading/trolling as a rich bitch reveals one simple fact:
It is only the citizens in the areas where voter suppression occurs who know the fear, embarrassment, and hassles presented by the white who want to cut their participation. It is insidious, clever and increasingly sanctioned by the right-wing establishment. It echoes with the past. It promotes disenfranchisement and detachment. And it continues to exist.
That this right-wing court, for the second time (Hear that, Miss Roberts? You're just the same old thing all over again.) would presume to insinuate itself in a place they have no place and push things towards the Republicans - AGAIN - is an outrage.
A Democrat must be elected president in 2016. Period.
r13, if you're so concerned, find people who can't afford to pay for the credentials. Do a good deed. Pay for a few of them.
Contented people don't go around acting like slimeballs, R41. You *wish* you liked your life. We suspect otherwise.
It seems like everything we've done as a country for the last 4+ years has been a reaction to electing a biracial dude president. Is it really that awful?
It's just brought it to light, R45.
Which is actually good, in a way. You can't fight your enemies if you can't see them.