Section 5 of the Civil Rights Act is a serous bite across the republic. Beaten proof of the Constitution means nothing, and that a minority of States are abuses.
That there is no equal footing. I would urge resistance to this abomination. If the Federal Employees cannot recognize this unfair and constitutionally forbidden discrimination among the States, then they deserve no other title then tyrant.
Those 16 states should sue the feds. This is a clear violation of the equal protection clause.
Fortunately for some, the most affected parties already know this, though they may not be as prepared financially as they should be - already. The census data will be released sometime before April, and they had better be thinking ahead now.
What your legislators need critically are minority voters in covered areas who are also conservative. If you know of, or are in fact one of those persons, either as a single person or as a member even of a church group, you are in a position to do an enormous amount of good for Republicans holding state legislatures in the covered states, or in states with counties (40 of 100 in NC, for example) - for the next five election cycles!.
As esoteric as redistricting is for most, enemies of equal protection under law are counting on having a monopoly of fellow-travelers and the usual suspect groups ready to object, probably already rehearsing - even before these plans are drawn, ready to become "friends of the court" putting their signature on briefs drawn up by DNC lawyers.
The writer fails to bring up certain other material facts that have changed since 2001, two conflicting precedents. Namely,
(1.) It is no longer necessary to conceal the Democrat argument that making the election of Democrats - any Democrats, including white Democrats - more difficult - is discrimination.
(Imagine that - the Southern Democrats, the champions of segregation and slavery, can argue plans that aid in the election of Republicans - a prerogative of any elected legislative majority, one they've never failed to enjoy when they've been able - is, prima facie discrimination, and not just in the minds of Democrats but almost certainly a point of "law" that could sway a judge.)
In the past, the creation of "coalition districts" by white southern Democrats, ones with "effective minority voting blocks," that almost certainly elect a white democrat, usually after a runoff - has been a standard practice, defended as (you guessed it) "social justice," by white liberal Democrats, and without their batting an eyelash. However,
(2.) In recent cases, the Supreme Court has ruled that a "minority-majority district" to be worthy of the name, should have a 50 percent-plus-one majority of voting-age minority population.
That's two precedents in redistricting law that must come into conflict during this coming redistricting cycle, just as the burden of proof being held by defendants must eventually come into conflict with the heart of our Constitution.
Although we have well over 100,000 Koreans here, and probably 250,000 Hispanics, not a one has ever served as a political officer in the Democrat party.
Without Section 5 we could begin starting on cleaning up the Democrat mess around here.
Another STRONG attempt by Obama and his thug regime to foment civil discord, lawlessness, riot and insurrection.