|Wade Henderson, president and C.E.O. of the Leadership Conference|
on Civil and Human Rights, criticized the decision on Tuesday;
from source, New York Times.
I just sit and shake my head, because I'm really not sure what to say. I mean, SCOTUS gave Congress the option of fixing the language, to modernize the act. . .but have they paid attention to this Congress lately? They're not doing shit. And already, states like Texas are pouncing, by ramming through voter ID bills and other things that--until Tuesday--were considered legally discriminatory against groups of voters. But no more! Sheesh.
And it really makes me queasy about the DOMA and Prop 8 marriage equality bills to be announced Wednesday. Ugh.
Supreme Court Invalidates Key Part of Voting Rights Act
The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 vote, freeing nine states, mostly in the South, to change their election laws without advance federal approval. . .
Read more at: New York Times