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Tuesday, October 04, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday in a case that could put another nail in the coffin of the landmark Voting Rights Act, first passed in 1965 and aimed at eliminating race discrimination against minority voters.

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...Since 2013, the Supreme Court has twice struck down or neutered major portions of the act. Now, once again, the law is on the chopping block " this time on the question of how state legislatures may draw congressional district lines when the state's voters are racially polarized.

At issue is Alabama's congressional redistricting plan adopted by the Republican state legislature after the 2020 census. More than a quarter of the state's population is African American, but in only 1 of 7 districts do minority voters have a realistic chance of electing the candidate of their choice. Black voters are either concentrated in that district so they are a supermajority there or spread out across the remaining six districts so that their voting power is diluted. It's a practice known as packing and cracking.

"In Alabama, voting is racially polarized, which means Black voters and white voters systematically vote for different candidates, particularly when Black candidates are on the ballot," says election law expert Richard Pildes. And that, he says, "triggers the Voting Rights Act."...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-10-04 03:52 PM | Reply

We don't want no laws against no racial discrimination. Period. Rah-rah.
~ MAGAts

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#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-10-04 04:18 PM | Reply


Oops... this topic has already been posted on the front page. I didn't see it in my scan.

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#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-10-04 05:31 PM | Reply

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