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  • Obama: VRA decision 'small-bore stuff compared to lynching'

    07/30/2013 8:57:31 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2013 | Reid J. Epstein & Jennifer Epstein
    The setback from the Supreme Court’s decision striking down elements of the Voting Rights Act is bad, but not as daunting hurdles from past generations, President Barack Obama told a White House gathering of civil rights leaders Monday.  “He said, ‘When you think about it, this is small-bore stuff compared to lynching and shootings and killings that happened 50 years ago,’” one participant in the meeting told POLITICO. “He said, ‘Ultimately this is within our power to change.’” Obama told the group of about 15 civil rights leaders that it will be incumbent upon alert the Justice Department flag violations...
  • Holder vows to force Texas into pre-clearance despite Supreme Court ruling on VRA

    07/25/2013 9:18:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/25/13 | Ed Morrissey
    The Attorney General’s approach to the enforcement of law at least has the virtue of novelty. Usually, the Department of Justice abides by Supreme Court rulings on matters of law, especially when it strikes down statutes that — at least in theory — prevent the government from enforcing them. If the Obama administration can ignore existing statutory law on the employer mandate for ObamaCare, though, perhaps the DoJ can enforce statutory laws that no longer exist. I wonder if the federal courts will be willing to go along with that: The Justice Department is preparing to take fresh legal action...
  • The Supreme Court has broken up a first-rate, election rigging scheme

    07/02/2013 8:57:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/13 | Doug Book
    Justice Antonin Scalia shocked liberal sensibilities during oral arguments in the recently decided Shelby County, Alabama v Holder, voting rights case. Providing his analysis of the 98-0, 2006 Senate vote to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act (VRA) for an additional 25 years, Scalia said: “Now, I don’t think [the lop-sided vote] is attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this [law]. I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement. It’s been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult...
  • UFCW Statement on Voting Rights Act Decision

    06/27/2013 11:05:55 AM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Yesterday the UFCW released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act. “Over the past two years, 34 states have implemented or introduced laws designed to disenfranchise American voters. Yet the Supreme Court today made the incomprehensible decision to gut the Voting Rights Act. The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy and we should be making access to the ballot easier, not harder. Congress must remedy this disastrous decision by swiftly passing legislation to restore and strengthen the Voting Rights Act.”
  • Democratic lawmaker hits justice as ‘Uncle Thomas’

    06/25/2013 12:36:02 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | By Victor Morton
    <p>A Democratic lawmaker from Minnesota criticized Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act by calling Justice Clarence Thomas “Uncle Thomas,” then saying he didn’t know “Uncle Tom” was a racist epithet.</p> <p>On his Twitter account Tuesday, state Rep. Ryan Winkler called the justices’ 5-4 ruling striking down a part of the law racist, and the work of “four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas.” Justice Thomas, who is black, was one of the five justices in the majority.</p>
  • Eric Holder instructs Justice Department to defraud Supreme Court in Voting Rights Act case

    06/24/2013 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/13 | Doug Book
    The decision of the Supreme Court in Shelby County v Holder, a case to determine the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, will be published by the end of the month. Posted on CiR in March, this piece offers a little background on the VRA and instructions which AG Eric Holder gave DOJ employees—instructions designed to deceive Supreme Court justices as they considered the Act and the Shelby County case. In yet another testament to the corrupt if inventive workings of the liberal mind, Attorney General Eric Holder recently decided to defraud the United States Supreme Court...
  • Holder: Everyone knows ‘in-person voting fraud is uncommon’

    06/12/2012 5:57:26 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-12-12 | michelle fields
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder defended his department’s challenges to state’s voter ID laws on Monday, alleging that “those on all sides of this debate have acknowledged that in-person voting fraud is uncommon.” Holder spoke at the League of Women Voters conference where he challenged those who believe that “easing registration hurdles will only lead to voter fraud.”
  • Redistricting, Race, and the Voting Rights Act

    06/05/2010 10:40:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 426+ views
    National Affairs ^ | SPRING 2010 | ABIGAIL THERNSTROM
    ABIGAIL THERNSTROMAs we have at the beginning of each decade since 1790, Americans this year are participating in a national census. Next year, as has happened after each of those head counts, state legislators around the country will gather to redraw their congressional and state legislative districts. But in the years that follow this redistricting, we will surely be treated to displays of a more recent phenomenon: a slew of controversies over racially gerrymandered districts carefully drawn to ensure that minorities are elected to public office roughly in proportion to their share of the population.Ironically, these race-conscious districts —...
  • An Insulting Provision - Congress is set to renew an outdated and unnecessary Voting Rights Act...

    05/02/2006 11:09:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 761+ views
    NRO ^ | May 02, 2006 | Edward Blum
    May 02, 2006, 6:42 a.m.An Insulting ProvisionCongress is set to renew an outdated and unnecessary Voting Rights Act restriction that applies only to certain states. By Edward Blum Just when you thought Republicans in Congress couldn’t dump on conservative principles any more than they already have, along comes the next show stopper. Judiciary Committee leaders in both chambers will introduce legislation today to reauthorize the expiring penalty provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). Not happy with the revulsion resulting from last year’s Bridge to Nowhere, the heirs of Ronald Reagan are poised to renew until 2031 a bill...