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Only thing I care about today is the Voting Rights Act


Figured I would post this here so we can hash this out as things procede . . .

Conservatives on Supreme Court cast doubt on voting law

Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote on racial issues, at one point during the argument said "times change" when it comes to weighing whether the nine states in question should be treated differently from other states.

This appeared to be a view shared by other justices on the conservative wing of the court, including Chief Justice John Roberts.

At one point, the chief justice asked the Obama administration's lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, if it was the government's position that "citizens in the South are more racist than citizens in the North." Verrilli said that was not the government's position.

Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the other conservatives, said that the court should be skeptical of Congress' decision to reauthorize the law in 2006 because it would be politically damaging for politicians to vote against it.

Honestly - I just hate them. I know it doesn't matter to them - but maybe they 'feel it'. Maybe if enough folks hate them for hating us FIRST - they'll start to feel it in the place where they should have souls.

Here we go . . . Trying to re-litigate if black Americans are 'entire' people and 'real' Americans.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:06 PM (12 replies)
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