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Response to suston96 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:43 PM

12. The 'co-equal' notion came from an old civics class.

That class was back in the late 1960s early '70s. It stuck with me all these years. Regarding SCOTUS decision from two days ago, it allows the repugs to increase their voter suppression shenanagans. The fact that Congress can on its own descression challenge this provides none of us any comfort. That said doesn't it overrule actual legislation by Congress signed into law by President Johnson?

Furthermore on yesterdays Thom Hartmann program I heard that the SCOTUS also recently decided that we can not hold protests and demonstrations on quite specific areas (I believe banks were one of those areas). I saw no mention of this here in the DU but with my limited access I may have missed it. Don't we have a Constitutional right to gather and speak our minds when we feel our government is in error? Can the SCOTUS decide that We The People do not have such a right?

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