Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court’s Ruling Eliminating Key Provisions of the Voting Rights Act [IMAGE]

Posted: June 26, 2013 in General

United States Hypocrisy

ruth“The sad irony of today’s decision lies in its utter failure to grasp why the Voting Rights Act has proven effective. The Court appears to believe that the Voting Rights Act’s success in eliminating the specific devices extant in 1965 means that preclearance is no longer needed. The record for the 2006 reauthorization makes abundantly clear second generation barriers to minority voting rights have emerged in the covered jurisdictions as attempted substitutes for the first-generation barriers that originally triggered preclearance in those jurisdictions.”

– Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg writing in descent in the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to gut the most key provision, Section 4, of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

 

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