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An Assault on the Voting Rights Act (NYT Editorial)
nytimes ^ | June 25, 2013 | The Editorial Board

Posted on 06/25/2013 12:19:37 PM PDT by Red Steel

The conservative majority on the Roberts Court issued another damaging and intellectually dishonest ruling today. It eviscerated enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, in which Congress kept the Constitution’s promise of a vote for every citizen. But it did not rule on the constitutional validity of the idea that some places have such strong records of discrimination that they must seek federal approval before they may change their voting rules. Instead, the 5-4 ruling usurped Congress’s power to strike down the formula ...

The Justice Department is still free to sue jurisdictions over their voting policies after the fact, and should, as often as necessary, because such lawsuits will become an even more important tool to ensure justice. ...

Chief Justice Roberts was entirely wrong when he wrote that the states can no longer “be divided into two groups: those with a recent history of voting tests and low voter registration and turnout, and those without those characteristics.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; elections; liberalmedia; mediabias; scotus; scotusvotingrights

1 posted on 06/25/2013 12:19:37 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

OOOOh. The Slimes is not happy. That means we should all be.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 12:25:33 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Red Steel

NY Times is sad.

I’m not.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 12:26:12 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Red Steel

The slimes would like a vote for every NON citizen also.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 12:27:52 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Red Steel

Tomorrow’s headline:

Heroic Roberts Leads Brave Supreme Court to Legalize Gay Marriage


5 posted on 06/25/2013 12:28:19 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Red Steel

“The problem with the invalidated formula, in our view, is that it does not cover all the jurisdictions that have imposed or tried to impose techniques like racially discriminatory voter I.D. laws. Such efforts have become widespread in areas not governed by the preclearance rule.”

How is the person behind the desk with the list of voters in front of him or her supposed to be able to tell if the person in front of them is indeed the person on the list??


6 posted on 06/25/2013 12:29:12 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Red Steel
The conservative majority on the Roberts Court issued another damaging and intellectually dishonest ruling today

Shame they didn't last year on Obamacare...

7 posted on 06/25/2013 12:29:58 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Red Steel
While Democrats brazenly steal massive amounts of votes in every major election, the left is still trying to pretend that racial minorities in America are routinely denied the right to vote by racist officials in 'certain' states. Please. To liberals (including The New York Times) it's always 1936 and blacks are being lynched on a regular basis. This kind of rubbish was rightly thrown aside by the Supreme Court and so the left is whining, as always.
8 posted on 06/25/2013 12:30:46 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Red Steel

But the NYT had nothing to say about White voter intimidation by Black Panthers in Philly, and the habitual voter fraud in Democrat precincts in northern cities.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 12:31:18 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

“The conservative majority on the Roberts Court issued another damaging and intellectually dishonest ruling today.”

Assuming the first one was Obamacare?


10 posted on 06/25/2013 12:34:02 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Red Steel
The divide between the conservatives and the moderate liberals on the court was vivid today.

Sheesh...No bias at the Slimes is there?

Conservatives and the moderate liberals.

11 posted on 06/25/2013 12:35:06 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Red Steel

This would not even be an issue today if the gutless republicans in 2006 had not gone along with a 25 year extension of this racist law.

But the mindless kissing up to blacks and white racists has really helped republicans do better in national elections - hasn’t it.

Why just recently in the last presidential election the black vote for the democrat plunged from 95% in 2008 to only 93% in 2012.


12 posted on 06/25/2013 12:36:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: cotton1706
The NYT wants the pre-clearance rules to be applied nationwide. It gives the DOJ and the federal government more control over the states.

This part of the Civil Rights Act should have been declared unconstitutional a long time ago. How can anyone justify treating nine states and selected counties in six other states differently than the rest of the country? It was a travesty that should have been ended a long time ago.

13 posted on 06/25/2013 12:37:22 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Red Steel

FUNYT. What about the “assault” on my health care by the SCOTUS? You commie piggies can’t get your way EVERY time.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 12:48:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: Red Steel

Shouldn’t the NY Times and other Marxists praise societies improvements made over the last 40 years? Hell, a black justice ruled on the case! Along with a wise Latina, a radical feminist, and an 80 year old communist hag.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 12:53:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Red Steel

If anyone ever needed any proof that liberal, ivory tower, damned yankees hate southerners, here it is. They always have.

And they always will.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 1:33:25 PM PDT by JamesP81
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To: Red Steel

The NYT need not worry. Voter fraud is alive and well, and the dead will still cast their ballots.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 1:43:34 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Red Steel
A recent study by Morgan Kousser of the California Institute of Technology says that “five-sixths or more of the cases of proven election discrimination from 1957 through 2013 have taken place in jurisdictions” covered by the preclearance rule.

This is an unbelievably disingenuous and misleading analysis. Of COURSE most of the cases of discrimination were in places covered by the act. The so-called voting rights act encouraged people to claim discrimination and it provided them assistance in doing so.

18 posted on 06/25/2013 2:07:00 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Red Steel

ID in PERSON = VOTE ONCE in ONE STATE.
Get rid of computerized voting which is more easily trumped than paper ballots. And I want a receipt.


19 posted on 06/25/2013 2:57:47 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: mongo141
The slimes would like a vote for every NON citizen also.

Exactly!

"...the Voting Rights Act, in which Congress kept the Constitution’s promise of a vote for every citizen..."

If the NYT was as concerned for "a [ONE] vote for every citizen [no illegal immigrants, no dead and buried, no "Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck & Pluto voters"] as they are about the Feds continual sticking of their thumbs in the eyes of Southern states, then I might listen to what they have to say.

Liberals go on & on about the Constitutions being a "living, breathing document" and "our lives don't need to be ruled by dead white guys".

Ummm, guys, the Voting Rights Act was passed 48 years ago by mostly dead, mostly white (only 5 or 6 members of Congress in 1965 were 'African American)

"African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2012"

We now have a true African-American president, 42 A-A members if Congress, a Supreme Court Justice, a couple of past Secretaries of State and even South Carolina [remember Ft Sumter] now has a black US Senator.

NYT & the rest of you liberals & race-baiters, get over it. The Supreme Court has ruled that portions of the VRA are UNCONSTITUTIONAL!. They have been for 48 years.

BTW, "...the Constitution’s promise of a vote for every citizen..." is a figment of an illiterate imagination.

"When the country was founded, in most states, only white men with real property (land) or sufficient wealth for taxation were permitted to vote. Freed slaves could vote in four states. Unpropertied white men, women, and all other people of color were denied the franchise. At the time of the American Civil War, most white men were allowed to vote, whether or not they owned property. Literacy tests, poll taxes, and even religious tests were used in various places, and most white women, people of color, and Native Americans still could not vote."

Women did not get the vote until 1920
Persons between 18 and 21 could not vote until 1971.

"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_rights_in_the_United_States"

20 posted on 06/25/2013 3:20:13 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Red Steel; et al

It eviscerated enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, in which Congress kept the Constitution’s promise of a vote for every citizen.


Kindly show me in the constitution this promise.......well?


21 posted on 06/25/2013 4:56:33 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Any law repugnant to the Constitutuon is null and void.....ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS! It's the Law.)
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To: Red Steel; Perdogg; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

22 posted on 06/25/2013 9:13:37 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: S.O.S121.500

The article itsaelf doesn’t say constitutional promise; whoever posted the article added that.


23 posted on 06/26/2013 8:11:23 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: NRA1995; S.O.S121.500

I did not add anything to this article. The article is excerpted.


24 posted on 06/26/2013 12:04:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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