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Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:47 PM

Did SCOTUS accidentally render GOP voter suppression efforts unconstitutional???

From Roberts:

(t)here is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders.

There is NO.... RIGHT.... more basic

Electoral participation is THE MOST BASIC RIGHT in "our democracy". Is this our angle?

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Reply Did SCOTUS accidentally render GOP voter suppression efforts unconstitutional??? (Original post)
AZ Mike Apr 2014 OP
TexasTowelie Apr 2014 #1
AZ Mike Apr 2014 #3
elleng Apr 2014 #7
Politicalboi Apr 2014 #2
unblock Apr 2014 #4
Laelth Apr 2014 #8
Anansi1171 Apr 2014 #5
elleng Apr 2014 #6
AsaGordon Feb 2015 #9

Response to AZ Mike (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:55 PM

1. And the other justices should throw that back into Roberts face whenever voter right cases

reach the SCOTUS or note his hypocrisy publicly.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:57 PM

3. But, my biggest question is....

....if electoral participation is, in fact, the most basic right of all in our democracy, can it be limited at all?

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Response to AZ Mike (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:12 PM

7. It SHOULDN'T be limited,

so the posture of the up-coming cases with the effect of doing so is very important.

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Response to AZ Mike (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:56 PM

2. They left out

 

(t)here is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders. Especially if you have millions of dollars to back it up.

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Response to AZ Mike (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 03:02 PM

4. what are you talking about? you can still write a check while waiting in line to vote!

the use of jingoistic rhetoric notwithstanding, this decision is an effort to stifle political speech.

the rich have absolutely zero evidence that an aggregate limit of an eight of a million dollars *per election cycle* in any way keeps them from having a voice in politics.

all letting them exceed that already stupendously high limit does is give them enough voice to shout down and stifle the political speech of those who can't compete financially.

this decision leads to *less* political speech, not more, and by roberts' rhetoric, a disenfranchisement of americans. not that he cares about those who can't afford to cough of more than an eight of a million dollars per election cycle.

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Response to unblock (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:30 PM

8. +1. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to AZ Mike (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:20 PM

5. When Roberts rules that convicts having served their time are free to vote without exception...

...the you can consider his words as something other than the babel of a corrupt and dangerous hack.

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Response to AZ Mike (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:10 PM

6. Sounds good.

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Response to AZ Mike (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 10:12 PM

9. Yes, GOP voter suppression efforts violate The Mal-apportionment penalty clause

Neo-Redemption Gerrymandering of the Electoral College,
Suffer Loss of Representatives to Congress
http://gp.org/greenpages-blog/?p=3368

The "Democratize the Electoral College" civil actions (Mal-Apportionment Penalty-MAP initiative - www.electors.us) demonstrates how "voter suppression" tactics, "Winner-take-all", and "Gerrymandered Districts" in national presidential elections violates the proportional electoral mandate of the second section of the Fourteenth Amendment to the constitution adopted during Reconstruction.

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