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Politics_Guy25 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:28 PM
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Sickening-supreme court set to strike down Voting rights act
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090429/ap_on_go_su_co/us_s...

Roberts, Alito, Kennedy, Thomas and scalia are a grave threat to all we hold dear.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:34 PM
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1. We are making some gains in the south
Virginia and North Carolina in particular. These fuckers don't want that to spread.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:50 PM
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2. Your headline is VERY misleading.
Only a 'portion of the voting rights law () is under challenge.'

'The law requires all or parts of 16 states, mainly in the South, with a history of discrimination in voting to get approval in advance of making changes in the way elections are conducted. The idea behind it is to prevent discriminatory measures from being put in place.

The court is being asked by a small Texas utility district to strike down the extension as an unconstitutional intrusion into the domain of state and local governments that have made substantial progress since the era of Jim Crow and government-sponsored discrimination.'

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:17 PM
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5. "have made substantial progress"
How confident are you that these advances won't be reversed? How confident is the African American community in the States where these provisions are in force??
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:12 PM
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7. The matters you mention are inferential;
my point is factual. The entire Act is NOT at issue in this case; that is my point.

I have NO confidence about the future; neither does Mrs. Justice Ginsburg.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:23 PM
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8. Right. Only the heart of the Act is threatened. Small potatoes.


Sarcasm
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:43 PM
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9. Don't let it get you down. It's just shit people who like to whine about "reverse racism" say.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:52 PM
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3. If that is how the Court rules, I predict Eric Holder will ignore them
At the end of the day, the Court is powerless to enforce their rulings.
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DatManFromNawlins Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:58 PM
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10. And Holder is powerless...
... to ignore the court. If the Supreme Court strikes down part of the voting rights act, then Holder has no right to enforce it.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:47 AM
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13. Watch him
Mr. 39 posts.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:02 PM
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4. You sure on Kennedy?
Certainly it is 4 - 4 plus Kennedy.
And now we see why the 2004 election was so important.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:21 PM
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6. Doesn't the voting rights act just promote "identity politics"?
(sarcasm)
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:14 PM
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11. This is pretty misleading. Only a section of the voting rights act is in question.
Which requires certain states or areas that have been designated as having negative racial history to clear any election changes it makes with the federal government prior to making them.

Honestly, I could go either way on that prevision.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:59 PM
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12. They only heard the case the other day and won't make a decision until the end of June...
so let's not jump to any conclusions, okay?
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