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GOP Attorneys General claim Voting Rights Act is Unconstitutional...

The Republican attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court arguing that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Significantly, the brief points to the fact that the Voting Rights Act impedes laws intended to make it more difficult for racial minorities to cast a ballot as a reason why Court should cast a skeptical gaze on the landmark voting rights law responsible for breaking the back of Jim Crow:

South Carolina and Texas, both Covered Jurisdictions, have not yet been permitted to enforce their voter-identification requirements, despite the fact that these laws are similar to the Indiana law upheld in Crawford. The DOJ denied preclearance for South Carolina’s voter-identification law. South Carolina has filed a declaratory judgment action, seeking reconsideration of DOJ’s preclearance denial. Trial begins on August 27, 2012.

Texas, like South Carolina, requested DOJ’s preclearance. Despite Texas’s responses to DOJ’s repeated requests for more information, DOJ still had not provided a preclearance decision six months after the State’s initial submission. By then, DOJ had rejected South Carolina’s similar law and, facing a likely similar rejection, Texas opted to file a declaratory judgment seeking preclearance. The DOJ eventually rejected Texas’s request for administrative preclearance nearly seven months after the initial submission. Trial was held from July 10 through 13, 2012, and Texas is awaiting a preclearance decision from the district court – more than a year after its legislature enacted the voter identification law

Supporters of voter ID laws, which require voters to present ID at the polls, claim they are necessary to prevent an epidemic of voter fraud at the polls. This is false. In reality, a person is more likely to be struck by lightning than to commit in-person voter fraud. One study of Wisconsin voters found that an vanishingly small 0.00023% of votes are the product of such fraud.

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 1211/18/2012

It's hard to believe they just come out and say this:

[quote]Significantly, the brief points to the fact that the Voting Rights Act impedes laws intended to make it more difficult for racial minorities to cast a ballot as a reason why Court should cast a skeptical gaze on the landmark voting rights law responsible for breaking the back of Jim Crow

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 108/25/2012

R2= racist freeper fundie cunt

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 308/25/2012

R2? You're a fucking idiot. Seriously. What the fuck is wrong with you? How did you get to be that arrogantly ignorant?

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 408/25/2012

R2, I think you should pick up Joan Walsh's new book "What's The Matter With White People?" And before you respond with something moronic like "white guilt," learn how white people were the ones who got the GI Bills and the assistance from govt... help not extended to black people.

White people like to pretend they did everything on their own with no help while black people just want everything handed to them because white people are in denial about the help they've gotten -- just ask that shithead in Mitt's ad who tells the president he built it, then it turned out he got a million dollars in govt loans.

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 508/25/2012

If only Scalia could suffer a stroke or something before this comes up in front of the supreme court...

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 611/18/2012

[quote]Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas

S Dakota is the only one that stands out among the usual suspects. Where is Mississippi?

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 711/18/2012

r2, since your fuckwitted ass is too stupid to get it otherwise, here it is in cartoon form.

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 811/18/2012

Get out of your mother's basement and see the real world. ITA with R2.

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 911/18/2012

OP and R2 say: "Bring back poll taxes, too!"

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 1011/18/2012

Fucking please r9. You and your kind know jackshit about the real world.

In the real world, we know that racism isn't dead, nor is it a post-racial society.(nor a post-sexist or post-homophobic one)

In the real world, the poor are being fucked over by the rich, consistently everywhere you turn, and those poor are often people of colour and minorities.

In the real world, we know that disenfranchisment and systematic discrimination against minority groups is a real thing.

In the real world, we know that disenfranchisment and discrimination lead to some groups having privileges that other groups do not. And for those privileged groups to harangue lesser privileged groups for struggling to get equal footing, and unfairly and falsely deride them for striving for their fair share, is an extremely assholish, bigoted, and overall shitstained thing to do.

Oh, and Democrats are much more likely to visit other countries, and Republicans are much more likely to stay with the States. It seems obviously to me which group lives in the bubble, and which doesn't.

Also, non-white people are not your enemies, the assholes who leech off their fellow man to sustain their vast wealth are.

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 1111/18/2012

Tell people you don't want them to vote and all of a sudden they want to vote just out of spite.

by Link goes to PDF file... yes, this is seriousreply 1211/18/2012
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