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

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.

 

7 thoughts

  1. Lol yes I fell asleep then worked all day yesterday and day before that but had some time to proofread, post etc. today. Hope u have time to read my latest post. You’re my #1 reader lol

  2. Please explain to me in more simple language what this dissent that she was a part of did. The language in the news around this left me lost. *Not to sound silly.* (Thanks!)

    1. You aren’t silly at all. I’m actually writing an article on it write now. I finished it i’m just typing it up but hopefully it will be up by the end of the day! (-:

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