Supreme Court voids key part of Voting Rights Act
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, ruling it cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.
- — Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports)Tue, Jun 25 2013 07:13:34SCOTUS upholds part of 65 voting rights law but STRIKES DOWN down MAP leaving it to congress to decide where discrimination is a problem
- Reaction to the ruling was decidedly negative on Twitter:
- — Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias)Mon, Jun 24 2013 07:52:54Disproportionately white, disproportionately male SCOTUS is perfectly situated to judge the legitimacy of promoting diversity.
- — Nick Burroughs (@nick_burroughs)Tue, Jun 25 2013 07:29:31
- — Caitlin (@angrierangel)Tue, Jun 25 2013 07:29:31
- — Ray Lawson (@Lawsonbulk)Tue, Jun 25 2013 07:23:43At first glance it looks like SCOTUS just handed the GOP a big win with the Voting Rights decision. Could make it harder for Dems to vote
- — Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile)Tue, Jun 25 2013 07:28:20
- — Harry Grabow (@harry_grabow)Tue, Jun 25 2013 07:29:23First I get a free donut at Dunkin with my coffee, and now racism is over forever?!? I knew today would be great! #SCOTUS
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