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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I also wonder if conservatives who don't think it's appropriate to (re-)interpret the Constitution with modern reality in mind will object to this.
    This had really nothing to do with the Constitution directly. It applies to who holds the power to make the rules.

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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.
    The white male is a minority at the polls now. Take the total U.S. (potential) voters and subtract all females and then subtract all non-whites and you definitely have a minority (under 1/2) of voters left.
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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    This had really nothing to do with the Constitution directly. It applies to who holds the power to make the rules.

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    If the law was Constitutional in 1964 it is still Constitutional now. If the Supreme Court is allowed to throw out Federal law passed and signed by a duly elected Congress and President on the basis of it being outdated and nothing more, I guess that means the Constitution is up for grabs as a whole.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    If the law was Constitutional in 1964 it is still Constitutional now. If the Supreme Court is allowed to throw out Federal law passed and signed by a duly elected Congress and President on the basis of it being outdated and nothing more, I guess that means the Constitution is up for grabs as a whole.
    Yes, but you and I both know that this wasn't specific and or directly related to the constitutionality of the VRA, only provision 4, which, according to the supreme court, lacked any sound basis in reality.


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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    BBC News - US Supreme Court strikes down Voting Rights Act clause



    Using facts that are 40 years out of date typifies much thinking about race, an issue for which progress isn't allowed lest special privileges be lost.
    About damn time.
    You know it was the right decision after hearing Holder & Obama comment on it.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Yes, but you and I both know that this wasn't specific and or directly related to the constitutionality of the VRA, only provision 4, which, according to the supreme court, lacked any sound basis in reality.


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    Agreed, however it does illustrate a behavior by the court that exposes it's overreach in power. The court is willing to allow unconstitutional conditions (pass them off as constitutional) for a temporary time in order to address social issues. That's wrong on so many levels. The court as social engineers...

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Agreed, however it does illustrate a behavior by the court that exposes it's overreach in power. The court is willing to allow unconstitutional conditions (pass them off as constitutional) for a temporary time in order to address social issues. That's wrong on so many levels. The court as social engineers...
    Agreed, and a 5 - 4 decision at that. It is judicial activism, but in fairness they did give congress a shot at changing it previously, and they didn't.


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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Yeah liberals are really crapping in their pants right now that they lost a tool to selectively oppress red areas for something that happened 50+ years ago. Good luck putting that yolk back on the necks of southern states without having it also put on the necks of places like Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Yes, but you and I both know that this wasn't specific and or directly related to the constitutionality of the VRA, only provision 4, which, according to the supreme court, lacked any sound basis in reality.


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    It isn't the Court's job to decide such things.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    It isn't the Court's job to decide such things.

    It is when regular citizens question the actions and rationale of their congress.


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