Supreme Court head scratcher with two rulings

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    The Supreme Court struck down the heart and soul of the voting rights act. In essence they said, "It is all right to discriminate."

    In the DOMA and Prop 8 decision the supreme court said, "It is not all right to discriminate".

    Seems inconsistent and illogical.
     
  2. Don

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    Only if you don't actually understand. They didn't say it's okay to discriminate; for that to be true, there would have to have been a preponderance of evidence that the discrimination that required that portion of the law was still occurring. The justices apparently were not persuaded that the law was still necessary.
     
  3. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    That is not the essence of the decision involving VRA at all. That is a misrepresentation or a misunderstanding on your part, one or the other. There is no ability to discriminate established by Tuesday's decision.

    The Court struck down Section 4 of the Act, the part that dictated that Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and -- inexplicably, South Dakota and Alaska -- had to get federal approval for any changes to their voting rights procedures. The rest of the VRA remains in effect and, if voters in any state, not just those, believes they have been discriminated against, they can complain to the U.S. District Court system to redress their grievance under the Act.
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    One of the dumber things you have posted.
     
  5. Bro. Curtis

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    Amen to that. Either deliberately dishonest, or dangerously ignorant.
     

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