25 July 2013

Justice Dept to Challenge States on Voting Rights

The Associated Press reports:
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it will open a new front in the battle for voter protections, a response to last month's Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to the Voting Rights Act.

In a speech to the National Urban League in Philadelphia, Attorney General Holder said that as its first move, the Justice Department is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state of Texas to obtain advance approval before putting in place future political redistricting or other voting changes.

Holder called the Voting Rights Act "the cornerstone of modern civil rights law" and said that "we cannot allow the slow unraveling of the progress that so many, throughout history, have sacrificed so much to achieve." 
... The move in Texas is the department's first action to further safeguard voting rights following the Supreme Court June 25 decision, said Holder, "but it will not be our last."

So the Supreme Court said that the Fed can't make the States get pre-approval based on 40-year-old data, and the Progressive think-tank that is our Justice Department (these days) says they're going to ask a lower court to reinstate it because RACISM.

Our tax dollars at work.


Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I can't stop shaking my head back and forth. Unbelievable!

Rev. Paul said...

I had the same response, Sandy.