Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Court Keeps Voting Rights Act Alive

I know, I'm being lazy with the images todayThe Supreme Court has voted 8-1 against striking down Section 5-the "preclearance" section requiring judicial or Justice Department approval of attempts to change voter qualifications in areas historically inhospitable to universal suffrage-of the Voting Rights Act. Voting to strike down the Section: Justice Clarence Thomas. Contain your surprise.

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NicFit (#616)

100% of the black vote.

NinetyNine (#98)

Maybe he was worried they would give his job to a black man.

Interestingly, in footnote 17 Breyer looks ahead to a day when Austin's hipsters will no longer constitute a protected minority.

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