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Federal court deals devastating blow to
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 11/20/2023 2:00:54 PM

A federal appeals court issued a ruling Monday that could gut the Voting Rights Act, saying only the federal government — not private citizens or civil rights groups — is allowed to sue under a crucial section of the landmark civil rights law. The decision out of the 8th Circuit will almost certainly be appealed to the Supreme Court. But should it stand, it would mark a dramatic rollback of the enforcement of the law that led to increased minority representation in American politics. The appellate court ruled that there is no “private right of action” for Section 2 of the law — which prohibits voting practices that

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232 11/20/2023 2:26:24 PM (No. 1602166)
Not sure what to think about this. But……,, it could effectively end the cavalcade of nuisance lawsuits to prevent states from securing elections and being heard by partisan hack judges.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo 11/20/2023 2:36:48 PM (No. 1602170)
The Supreme Joke will overturn this without much effort. The supreme Joke needs these lawsuits so it can force quota districts on states while claim that quotas are unconstitutional. Th Perfect Cath-22 for the Supreme Joke. Its a little well use carve out the Supreme Joke uses time and time again.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40 11/20/2023 4:23:58 PM (No. 1602214)
Didn’t the courts spurn lawsuits challenging the Kenyan’s citizenship status on grounds that you had to show personal harm to have standing? Why can’t that logic be applied here?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 11/20/2023 5:38:43 PM (No. 1602233)
The Demonrats want to be able to read whatever they want to into any law, whether it's there or not, and then scream like babies denied candy when the courts interpret the law correctly.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: skacmar 11/20/2023 7:52:28 PM (No. 1602278)
Never understood why we need special "voting rights" kaws saying minorities can vote. As laws are not written for everyone, not one specific race, we shouldn't need special laws. Same for minority voting districts. The Constitution does not say there needs to be representation based on race. Only on population.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Marzipan4 11/21/2023 8:35:40 AM (No. 1602445)
I pumped the brakes at “..only the government can..”. I feel the same way about money to the Ukraine, NO.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: felixcat 11/21/2023 9:08:08 AM (No. 1602471)
My view is that it isn't 1965 anymore. I mean Obama got elected twice so why are we keeping laws on the books that are no longer needed? Although the way this country is transitioning, we might still ned the VRA for white people.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: janjan 11/21/2023 10:10:39 AM (No. 1602532)
The real problem is liberal judges who ignore the law and judge based on their personal opinions. Democrats are great at cherry picking them. Putting this in the hands of the AG will obviously be partisan depending on who’s in power. Give it to the State Legislatures who are elected by the people. It will still be partisan but it’s much easier to get rid of them than a judge or AG.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Zigrid 11/21/2023 10:40:15 AM (No. 1602552)
It's a simple matter...ALL AMERICANS...have the right to vote...showing proof that they are's not that difficult.....
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 11/21/2023 8:41:21 PM (No. 1602846)
In other words: “Shut up, Peasants. You are fortunate that we even let you pretend to have elections.”
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Reply 11 - Posted by: doctorfixit 11/24/2023 3:02:08 AM (No. 1603979)
The Vating Rights Act should be re-named The US Election Fraud Act, and then burn the VRA
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