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The courts matter.

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Conservative Supreme Court majority gets another crack at the Voting Rights Act

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter

Updated 8:53 PM ET, Tue March 2, 2021
Hear Supreme Court justices argue controversial Arizona voting law


Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court is poised on Tuesday to hear a case that supporters of voting rights fear will lead the court's new conservative majority to weaken a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that prohibits laws that result in racial discrimination.

The dispute comes in the aftermath of a contentious election which prompted former President Donald Trump to make unfounded claims of voter fraud and inspired his supporters to storm the US Capitol in an attempt to overturn the election.

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Eight years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 5-4 majority opinion in Shelby County v. Holder, effectively gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a provision that required states with a history of discrimination to obtain the permission of the federal government or the courts before enacting new laws related to voting.

Since that decision, challengers to voting restrictions have increasingly turned to Section 2 of the law, that holds that no voting regulation can be imposed that "results in a denial or abridgement of the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color." (Unlike a challenge brought under Section 5, a Section 2 challenge occurs after the voting rule is in place.)

Now the court, with its strong 6-3 conservative-liberal majority, will consider the standards courts will use to determine if a rule violates Section 2.

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We all know what the racist majority is going to do.

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A New Form of Jim Crow: Ari Berman on the GOP’s Anti-Democratic Assault on Voting Rights
March 02, 2021

The Republican-led House in Georgia has passed a sweeping bill to make it harder to vote, in a move aimed to prevent Democrats from winning future elections. The bill limits access to absentee ballots, limits weekend early voting hours and curbs ballot drop boxes, among other provisions. Across the U.S., Republican lawmakers have introduced more than 250 bills in 43 states aimed at restricting voting access. Ari Berman, author and reporter for Mother Jones, says Republicans are “breaking democracy” with their push to restrict voting. “The Republican Party has no interest in appealing to a majority of Americans. Instead, they are doubling down on anti-democratic tactics so they can get a minority of votes but wield a majority of power,” says Berman.

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We all know what the racist majority is going to do.

I do not trust John Roberts.

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Clarence thomas will gladly deny black people rights. He will smile while doing it.
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Note that the Arizona territory was a part of the Confederacy.  There were Civil War battles in present day New Mexico.  The furthest west Civil War battle is in present day Arizona.

The filibuster must go.  Of course the republicans are an obstacle.  So-called democrats in Manchin and Sinema need to get in line and on board.

https://southernarizonaguide.com/how-tucson-became-the-capitol-of-the-confederate-arizona-territory/

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Arizona_in_the_Civil_War


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We all know what the racist majority is going to do.

I do not trust John Roberts.
???.........forgive me, but you don’t trust Roberts to do WHAT? Vindicate the political and civic rights of black folks and other people of color?

No disrespect bruh, but whatever made you think dude was an ally for us on the Supreme Court bench?   :shrug:

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We all know what the racist majority is going to do.

I do not trust John Roberts.
???.........forgive me, but you don’t trust Roberts to do WHAT? Vindicate the political and civic rights of black folks and other people of color?

No disrespect bruh, but whatever made you think dude was an ally for us on the Supreme Court bench?   :shrug:

I will stick to voting rights since the topic is about voting. 

Many who knew about John Roberts said that he would rule for the government or corporation over the individual.  They said he was very conservative, and he has fit that bill very well.

Earl Warren was a conservative governor of California during the Japanese internment.  Eisenhower nominated him to the SCOTUS and thought he had a conservative court.  Yet we know what the Warren Court did and the legacy it left.  Eisenhower had regrets.  Those on the bench do not always rule as expected.  (Bush did not have regrets about Clarence Thomas.)  Compare the Warren Court's legacy to the courts that ruled on Dread Scott and Plessy v. Ferguson.  We not only talk about Brown v. Topeka but also Dread Scott and Plessy v. Ferguson.

Roberts did not rule to overturn the ACA/Obamacare, a republican plan similar to Romney and Nixon care, that Trump and the GOP wanted the court to do.  I would not doubt that he wants to leave a legacy.  (Liberal legacies are viewed more positively than conservative ones.)  Note this a person who has been very hostile to the Voting Rights Act (article1, article2).

Despite what has happened throughout the court's history, my feeling is still the same.  I do not trust Chief Justice John Roberts.
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???^^^boss, please forgive me, but your response to me was still silent on the simple question raised.  As a matter of fact, you REITERATED the point in your response to which I was requesting a response.  So let's try it again.  The VERY LAST SENTENCE in your LAST post states as follows: I do not trust Chief Justice John Roberts.

My VERY simple question to you.  You don't "trust" John Roberts to do WHAT?  :shrug:

Perhaps some one else whose cranial synapses are functioning more effectively than mine this morning might shed light on just what is it that EB does not "trust" Mr. Roberts to do.

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They will do the right thing.
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???^^^boss, please forgive me, but your response to me was still silent on the simple question raised.  As a matter of fact, you REITERATED the point in your response to which I was requesting a response.  So let's try it again.  The VERY LAST SENTENCE in your LAST post states as follows: I do not trust Chief Justice John Roberts.

My VERY simple question to you.  You don't "trust" John Roberts to do WHAT?  :shrug:

Perhaps some one else whose cranial synapses are functioning more effectively than mine this morning might shed light on just what is it that EB does not "trust" Mr. Roberts to do.

Here is my feeling on Roberts.  I do not trust him on voting rights and a number of other things.  I would trust Hugo Black, a Senator and SCOTUS justice, and Robert Byrd, a Senator, before I would trust Roberts.  Black and Byrd were klansmen.

Roberts may get religion on voting rights when he is in his 70s or 80s, but we cannot wait.

 

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