Skip to comments.SCotUS: Court refuses to expand minority voting rights (5-4 vote, major wrench in dem machine?)
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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adding another twist to the 2010 census stew and the agenda of dems in 2010 and 2012 and beyond..
“sought to preserve the influence of African-American voters”
Try to bring that one to court...I bet you couldnt even file the paperwork...
ACORN not happy!
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”.
----Obama March 11, 2009.
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.
Obama must be deeply saddened today...
Time for whites to buy homes out in ethnic communities -— the result, best candidate wins!
Sure they can. Whites only count as 3/5 of a vote though.
Only in America.
Take a look at fayetteville’s districts.
See the central ones snaking off to the west
I noticed that to. Only in a liberal’s mind can that make sense.
Fixed the title, too, you AP recta.
“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.
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.
What were they seeking to do? Count every black's vote twice?
The four liberal justices dissented.
That includes Souter btw, I think he wrote the dissenting opinion.
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?
No Controlling Legal Authority
“Time for whites to buy homes out in ethnic communities—the result, best candidate wins!”
Yeah. If any whites are left alive to vote!
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).
Yea, but I’m still stuck with that racist bigot, Mel Watt.
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.
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
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.
These people vote.
“...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”?
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.
LOL. Thanx, I think.
I think it means were are being watched and indexed on a priority basis.
Sure to provoke outrage from Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and various liberals. Too bad there’s a leftist in the White House.
“The four liberal justices dissented.”
The four liberal justices who want to game the system to get their desired result.
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.
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.
They don’t need to physically watch you to watch you. It’s all automated. :)
If the markets keep cratering, this will be the only place young whites will be able to buy homes.
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.
To #3: You got it wrong. White men can’t jump. I heard it in a movie so it must be true. Right?
Beat me to it!
This part of the Voting Rights act was blatantly unconstitutional. I’m glad I voted for Bush twice.
I like this title too. It's more truthful but what does the media know about truth?