May 13, 2009

Will the VRA survive the Supremes?

Posted in Elections, Uncategorized, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act tagged , , at 9:55 pm by bluebanshee

There are members of the current U.S. Supreme who have an almost visceral dislike of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This antipathy became clear during recent oral arguments¬† about a Texas case (Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder (“NAMUDNO“).¬† Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito were the most vocal in questioning whether the landmark legislation is still needed. Read the rest of this entry »