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***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.

by Anonymousreply 4606/26/2013

voting will end in this states

by Anonymousreply 106/25/2013

The Republicans have made it damn near impossible for minorities and poor people to vote but if someone informs them who's to might all backfire.

But of course, the Republicans keep blaming it on Obama. The truth needs to come out.

by Anonymousreply 206/25/2013

[all posts by ham-fisted troll a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 306/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 406/25/2013

This can't be the end of it.

by Anonymousreply 506/25/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 606/25/2013

I know we have a few Ivy League law grads here. Can they provide some more detail on what this all means?

by Anonymousreply 706/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 806/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 906/25/2013

R9 = a dim bulb.

by Anonymousreply 1006/25/2013

Hopefully, Voter ID laws are the norm in every state after this.

by Anonymousreply 1106/25/2013

I hope so too R11 seeing how nearly every instance of voter fraud that has been documented was perpetrated by Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 1206/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1306/25/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1406/25/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1506/25/2013

GOP registration worker charged with voter fraud

by Anonymousreply 1606/25/2013

god almighty but i hate republicans and the conservative members of this court!!!

by Anonymousreply 1706/25/2013

Republican Staffers Charged With 36 Counts of Election Fraud

by Anonymousreply 1806/25/2013

Okay, so it's settled. All registered republicans MUST show ID before they are allowed to vote.

by Anonymousreply 1906/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2006/25/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 2106/25/2013

R9 also = vile, evil, disgusting bulb.

by Anonymousreply 2206/25/2013

R19 - as long as EVERYONE has to show ID I don't see how this would be a problem.

by Anonymousreply 2306/25/2013

No R21 I think he meant just worth less

by Anonymousreply 2406/25/2013

This will go down in history as the worst Court since Dred Scott.

by Anonymousreply 2506/25/2013

R21 is clearly a sick individual. What an absolutely vile attack - way to overreact to a simple question.

by Anonymousreply 2606/25/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 2706/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2806/25/2013

R28. For an idiot, or undocumented person, it might be tough. Otherwise, it is pretty damn simple.

by Anonymousreply 2906/25/2013

And yet, r27 task the time to make it worse....

by Anonymousreply 3006/25/2013

R29 missing the point entirely.

by Anonymousreply 3106/25/2013

Try again, R30.

by Anonymousreply 3206/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 3306/25/2013

R31. You missed the point sweetie.

by Anonymousreply 3406/25/2013

You missed a comma, R34. You also added a period. Why are you so incredibly stupid?

by Anonymousreply 3506/25/2013

R35. Fuck off! How's that?

by Anonymousreply 3606/25/2013

Get back to us when you've mastered the requisite skills, dear.

by Anonymousreply 3706/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3806/25/2013

Agreed and noted, R38. We seem to have a Freeper-Troll on our hands.

by Anonymousreply 3906/25/2013

The only "points" a freeper has are on his head.

by Anonymousreply 4006/25/2013

All in all, I suppose you are correct. I will still be part of the oh so evil 1%. Life is good.

by Anonymousreply 4106/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4206/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4306/25/2013

Contented people don't go around acting like slimeballs, R41. You *wish* you liked your life. We suspect otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 4406/25/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 4506/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4606/26/2013
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