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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If the wihite male became a minority and applied these rules, they would suddenly become a lot more popular on the right.
    I read the ruling, and I believe SCOTUS is correct.

    1) First of all, SCOTUS only invalidated section 4 of the voting rights act.

    2) The majority opinion is that out of date criteria were used to extend the VRA for another 25 years.

    3) The majority opinion also indicates that SCOTUS would tend to be willing to uphold section 4 of the VRA, if newer standards were applied, instead of the outdated ones. Now it's up to Congress to determine those new standards, if any.

    It's a good ruling, and it doesn't step on the toes of Congress.
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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It is the U.S. Constitution that mandates "50 states with 50 different rules affecting Federal elections." This was a timely and balanced ruling. Well done to the SCOTUS.
    I knew you would be pleased. This may be good all around. You got what you wanted and it may be a wake up call on civil rights and maybe even spark a voting rights movement. Without question it will hurt the GOP with minority voters even more, despite their "outreach" to the colored folk

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    I knew you would be pleased. This may be good all around. You got what you wanted and it may be a wake up call on civil rights and maybe even spark a voting rights movement. Without question it will hurt the GOP with minority voters even more, despite their "outreach" to the colored folk
    "Colored folk"? I didn't hear any Republicans use that term in this thread, but I believe I just heard you.

    Race bait any?
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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It is the U.S. Constitution that mandates "50 states with 50 different rules affecting Federal elections." This was a timely and balanced ruling. Well done to the SCOTUS.
    This SCOTUS CORRUPTUS just went against the 98 Senators who voted to renew this Act. True Fascism.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    This SCOTUS CORRUPTUS just went against the 98 Senators who voted to renew this Act. True Fascism.
    The only part SCOTUS struck down was section 4, because the criteria was outdated. In the ruling, SCOTUS indicated it would be willing to uphold it, if the criteria was according to today's times, and not that of 40 years ago.

    I don't see a problem with this.
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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Illegitimati non carborundum.
    Good evening, AP.
    Good evening 2m. Sorry for the delayed reply, but I was changing cable companies...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    yes you do to your first claim, and neither do I to your second ... Are we done?
    Your elevation does not mean I downplay in any way...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    A SCOTUS Corruptus that knows this Congress couldn't grab its ass with both hands. If it was as simple as that, a technicality as I read you, why the need for Texas to jump headfirst back into a long and costly legal battle that they will lose again on its merits. The concern from me is a 27-9 CD remap for Repubs. Are there any words beyond egregious that fit? Attempts to limit voting with phony legal arguments and fake straw men. Is that what we have become? A truly Fascist SCOTUS Corruptus indeed!
    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The only part SCOTUS struck down was section 4, because the criteria was outdated. In the ruling, SCOTUS indicated it would be willing to uphold it, if the criteria was according to today's times, and not that of 40 years ago.

    I don't see a problem with this.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I read the ruling, and I believe SCOTUS is correct.

    1) First of all, SCOTUS only invalidated section 4 of the voting rights act.

    2) The majority opinion is that out of date criteria were used to extend the VRA for another 25 years.

    3) The majority opinion also indicates that SCOTUS would tend to be willing to uphold section 4 of the VRA, if newer standards were applied, instead of the outdated ones. Now it's up to Congress to determine those new standards, if any.

    It's a good ruling, and it doesn't step on the toes of Congress.
    progressive groups are calling for a new constitutional amendment that would guarantee and protect the the right to vote. do you have any objections to that proposal

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    "Colored folk"? I didn't hear any Republicans use that term in this thread, but I believe I just heard you.

    Race bait any?
    yeah, the GOP's treatment of Obama, this decision, attempts at voter suppression, etc. have nothing to do with race ... my bad ... please danarhea ... we don't know each other, but you should know that I'm going to raise the issue of racism (as Obama rarely does - can't because he's black perhaps), especially when it's right in front of you ... race baiting? LOL ...

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