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    Guess it's time to Let the States be States.

    The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires states to get permission from the U.S. before changing their election laws.

    The court ruled that Section 4's formula can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance, SCOTUSBlog reported.

    Section 5 of the VRA requires 9 states with histories of discrimination (mostly in the South) to get permission from the federal government before changing their voting procedures....
    SCOTUS declared Section 4 Unconstitutional.

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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Law Meant To Protect Minority Voters

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Guess it's time to Let the States be States.



    SCOTUS declared Section 4 Unconstitutional.
    From the SCOTUSblog live blog, it sounds like section 5 can be used if congress makes a new formula.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    From the SCOTUSblog live blog, it sounds like section 5 can be used if congress makes a new formula.
    I saw that too. I'm wondering now how those two jive.


    ...but I think it's sort of politically moot - I don't really see any movement for that.


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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Law Meant To Protect Minority Voters

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I saw that too. I'm wondering now how those two jive.


    ...but I think it's sort of politically moot - I don't really see any movement for that.
    It is moot, congress is not going to reformulated it.
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    A win for the states!
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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Law Meant To Protect Minority Voters

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    A win for the states!
    I've wondered if the answer to the increasing left/right ideological divide in assumptions was going to be a resurgence of Federalism. It would be nice if we start to see the rise of the political structures capable of enabling that.

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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Law Meant To Protect Minority Voters

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I've wondered if the answer to the increasing left/right ideological divide in assumptions was going to be a resurgence of Federalism. It would be nice if we start to see the rise of the political structures capable of enabling that.
    In other words, getting back to the way the country was supposed to operate?
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    It's a good decision, but I am hating this "5-4" court! Over and over again we get these 5-4 decisions which weaken the power of the ruling. Yes, it is the law now, but one that can be easily overturned in the future through new challenges of similar laws after new appointments based on political party.

    Can't these Justices forget "liberal" or "conservative" allegiances and think of the country as a whole? Vote on the MERITS of each issue and stop voting personal view-points?

    I know it seems a lot to ask but GEEZ it would do this nation some good.

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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Law Meant To Protect Minority Voters

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Guess it's time to Let the States be States.



    SCOTUS declared Section 4 Unconstitutional.
    I served it's purpose almost 50 years ago - definitely unnecessary now, especially since the constitutionality of various voting-changes can always be challenged and waged against individually.

    Also - consider - that in the last decade some of the other 41 states have passed measures which have been challenged regarding how it affects minorities. When that happened more than once and people saw the unfairness of such measures - they realized the old method was just outdated.
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    Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Law Meant To Protect Minority Voters

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    It's a good decision, but I am hating this "5-4" court! Over and over again we get these 5-4 decisions which weaken the power of the ruling. Yes, it is the law now, but one that can be easily overturned in the future through new challenges of similar laws after new appointments based on political party.

    Can't these Justices forget "liberal" or "conservative" allegiances and think of the country as a whole? Vote on the MERITS of each issue and stop voting personal view-points?

    I know it seems a lot to ask but GEEZ it would do this nation some good.
    I wish Congress would get that message too....
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