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SCotUS: Court refuses to expand minority voting rights (5-4 vote, major wrench in dem machine?)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/09 | AP

Posted on 03/09/2009 11:57:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a part of the Voting Rights Act aimed at helping minorities elect their preferred candidates only applies in electoral districts where minorities make up more than half the population.

The decision could make it harder for some minority candidates to win election and for southern Democrats, in particular, to draw friendly electoral boundaries after the 2010 Census.

The 5-4 decision, with the court's conservatives in the majority, came in the case of a North Carolina plan that sought to preserve the influence of African-American voters even though they made up just 39 percent of the population in a state legislative district.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: expand; minority; refuses; scotus; votingrights
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1 posted on 03/09/2009 11:57:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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adding another twist to the 2010 census stew and the agenda of dems in 2010 and 2012 and beyond..


2 posted on 03/09/2009 11:59:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“sought to preserve the influence of African-American voters”

racist bastards.


4 posted on 03/09/2009 12:01:51 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

DITTO


5 posted on 03/09/2009 12:04:21 PM PDT by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
“sought to preserve the influence of White voters”

Try to bring that one to court...I bet you couldnt even file the paperwork...

6 posted on 03/09/2009 12:05:18 PM PDT by Zeppelin
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To: NormsRevenge

ACORN not happy!


7 posted on 03/09/2009 12:06:03 PM PDT by WellyP (obama must go!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

ya gotta remember their mindset -

screw the “process” and the “rules” -

they are not only capable of, but they have a duty to enact “cosmic justice”.


8 posted on 03/09/2009 12:07:15 PM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: WellyP
We need to give more money to ACORN to fight the insiduous decisions of this mostly white court.

----Obama March 11, 2009.

9 posted on 03/09/2009 12:07:48 PM PDT by nufsed
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To: NormsRevenge

Actually the more majority-minority districts the better for Republicans — that concentrates the heavily Democratic voters into fewer districts and means more Republican majority districts.

If a state has 10 10-voter districts, with 50 voters from each party, 2 districts being set up as minority dominated 9-1 Democratic means the other eight add up to 48-32 Republican and it’s likely the GOP will have a majority in at least six of those other eight.


10 posted on 03/09/2009 12:08:02 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama must be deeply saddened today...


11 posted on 03/09/2009 12:08:06 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: NormsRevenge

Time for whites to buy homes out in ethnic communities -— the result, best candidate wins!


12 posted on 03/09/2009 12:08:44 PM PDT by indianyogi
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To: puffer
White people can’t vote?

Sure they can. Whites only count as 3/5 of a vote though.

13 posted on 03/09/2009 12:09:24 PM PDT by Doohickey (The more cynical you become, the better off you'll be.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"..where minorities make up more than half the population."

Only in America.

14 posted on 03/09/2009 12:10:56 PM PDT by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Take a look at fayetteville’s districts.

http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/CityCommon/images/council/districts.jpg

See the central ones snaking off to the west


15 posted on 03/09/2009 12:22:28 PM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: Designer

I noticed that to. Only in a liberal’s mind can that make sense.


16 posted on 03/09/2009 12:22:38 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (3)
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To: Designer
"..where politically correct minorities make up more than half the population."

Fixed it.


17 posted on 03/09/2009 12:25:08 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: NormsRevenge
SCotUS: Court refuses to infringe on white voting rights (5-4 vote, major wrench in dem machine?)

Fixed the title, too, you AP recta.

18 posted on 03/09/2009 12:26:54 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: NormsRevenge

“Act aimed at helping minorities elect their preferred candidates only applies in electoral districts where minorities make up more than half the population. “

When a minority makes up more than half the population, it no longer is a minority!!!

Something smells here.


19 posted on 03/09/2009 12:27:12 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (Facts belong in decisions and beliefs belong in church.)
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To: NormsRevenge
a North Carolina plan that sought to preserve the influence of African-American voters even though they made up just 39 percent of the population in a state legislative district.

Sheesh. This plan let them go and bring in more of the favored minority from across the county lines until they had a majority for the district. Incredible. They're not even subtle.

20 posted on 03/09/2009 12:29:05 PM PDT by livius
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To: NormsRevenge
The 5-4 decision, with the court's conservatives in the majority, came in the case of a North Carolina plan that sought to preserve the influence of African-American voters even though they made up just 39 percent of the population in a state legislative district.

What were they seeking to do? Count every black's vote twice?

21 posted on 03/09/2009 12:30:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The four liberal justices dissented.

Anyone surprised?

22 posted on 03/09/2009 12:31:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The four liberal justices dissented.

Anyone surprised?

That includes Souter btw, I think he wrote the dissenting opinion.


23 posted on 03/09/2009 12:33:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

aimed at helping minorities elect their preferred candidates


You mean like making sure minorities only vote the way the Dems want them to?

Remember the Black Panthers bullying people on Election day?


24 posted on 03/09/2009 12:38:26 PM PDT by reaganaut (ex-mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: NormsRevenge

No Controlling Legal Authority


25 posted on 03/09/2009 12:38:33 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: pabianice

J.F.P.O. Bump!


26 posted on 03/09/2009 12:41:52 PM PDT by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: indianyogi

“Time for whites to buy homes out in ethnic communities—the result, best candidate wins!”

Yeah. If any whites are left alive to vote!


27 posted on 03/09/2009 12:47:17 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I *think* they are trying to put about 40% of a minority in a district knowing that at least 10% of the non-minority will vote for the Rat. But the law says that in order to make a district that gerrymanders outside of standard gerrymandering that it must have at least 50% of the minority in that district.

So if you really want to screw over a minority you put 100% minority in one district. This will ensure they have a minority congresscritter, but it also waters down their vote in the entire state as they are all located in a single district. If they broke this district up and combined it into 3 other districts giving each district 33% more minority votes...it means they are likely to get 3 minority candidates (or so they believe). But keep in mind to the rat minority = democrat candidate (even if he is white).


28 posted on 03/09/2009 12:50:41 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yea, but I’m still stuck with that racist bigot, Mel Watt.


29 posted on 03/09/2009 12:52:04 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Fire all 0bama supporters!!!.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Cases like this one are why Chief Justice Roberts along with Justices Alito, Scalia, Thomas and Kennedy have to stay healthy. Otherwise, things will get even uglier.


30 posted on 03/09/2009 12:53:01 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It would not surprise me if this jamoke pulls an FDR and adds to the size of the SCOTUS so he can pack in a majority


31 posted on 03/09/2009 1:05:34 PM PDT by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: nufsed

I googled that quote.

Your post was the first hit already. Even though the remainder of hits did not have that phrase or even most of the words, the remainder of the page are Conservative or Conservative leaning sites.

Spooky.


32 posted on 03/09/2009 1:39:20 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: NormsRevenge
I recently read that 47% of the residents of New Orleans can't read or write.

These people vote.

33 posted on 03/09/2009 1:41:06 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

“...sought to preserve the influence of African-American voters even though they made up just 39 percent of the population in a state legislative district.”

What happened to, “one man, one vote”?


34 posted on 03/09/2009 1:58:08 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: blam

I’m not sure about the 47%, but I do know that the ability to read and write is based on logic and facts. Voting need only be based on feeeeeeeelings.


35 posted on 03/09/2009 2:01:13 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: papasmurf

LOL. Thanx, I think.


36 posted on 03/09/2009 2:35:28 PM PDT by nufsed
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To: nufsed

I think it means were are being watched and indexed on a priority basis.


37 posted on 03/09/2009 2:41:57 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure to provoke outrage from Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and various liberals. Too bad there’s a leftist in the White House.


38 posted on 03/09/2009 2:44:25 PM PDT by popdonnelly (It's fair to ask: did the voters elect a nut?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“The four liberal justices dissented.”

The four liberal justices who want to game the system to get their desired result.


39 posted on 03/09/2009 2:46:17 PM PDT by popdonnelly (It's fair to ask: did the voters elect a nut?)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out; txnativegop

Ditto


40 posted on 03/09/2009 3:36:25 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Numbers Guy

Though I understand your point, what this really does is create entrenched incumbents and keeps blacks on the reservation. It is immoral and unconstitutional.

It destroys freedom.


41 posted on 03/09/2009 3:40:59 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: papasmurf

Anyone person, group, or agency watching me is in serious need of a real life. The only thing more boring than my life, would be watching my life.


42 posted on 03/09/2009 3:55:22 PM PDT by nufsed
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To: nufsed

They don’t need to physically watch you to watch you. It’s all automated. :)


43 posted on 03/09/2009 4:03:54 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: indianyogi
Time for whites to buy homes out in ethnic communities -— the result, best candidate wins!

If the markets keep cratering, this will be the only place young whites will be able to buy homes.

44 posted on 03/09/2009 4:09:10 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Norm, this is a mere delay.

My prediction (I hope I am wrong but don’t think I am): Hussein will, before the end of his term, achieve his goal of a generational shift in the SCOTUS by having his sycophant Congress increase the number of justices in that body. He might have them move it to 11 or 12 or 13...then HE will appoint extremely young brainwashed students of Saul Alinsky (much like himself) and Liberty will die.

Hussein will achieve what FDR could not.


45 posted on 03/09/2009 4:34:02 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: puffer

To #3: You got it wrong. White men can’t jump. I heard it in a movie so it must be true. Right?


46 posted on 03/09/2009 5:00:37 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Zeppelin

Beat me to it!


47 posted on 03/09/2009 5:57:51 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Know the difference between honoring diversity and honoring perversity? No? You must be a liberal!)
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To: 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; a4drvr; Adder; Aegedius; Afronaut; alethia; ...
The 5-4 decision, with the court's conservatives in the majority, came in the case of a North Carolina plan that sought to preserve the influence of African-American voters even though they made up just 39 percent of the population in a state legislative district.

NC *Ping*

Please FRmail MitchellC if you want to be added to or removed from this North Carolina ping list.
48 posted on 03/09/2009 6:42:22 PM PDT by MitchellC ("I can no more renounce Rush, than I can my own grandmother...")
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To: NormsRevenge

This part of the Voting Rights act was blatantly unconstitutional. I’m glad I voted for Bush twice.


49 posted on 03/09/2009 9:54:00 PM PDT by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: pabianice
SCotUS: Court refuses to infringe on white voting rights (5-4 vote, major wrench in dem machine?)

I like this title too. It's more truthful but what does the media know about truth?

50 posted on 03/09/2009 10:05:15 PM PDT by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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