Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hey, SCOTUS, it's time to bring your calendar up to date!

I guess time travel is possible after all.  It is easy, all you have to do is walk into the Supreme Court building, and it's 1964 again.

SCOTUS overturned one of the key provisions of one of the greatest and most influential laws passed in the 20th century - the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Congress can no longer treat the States differently according to conditions Roberts said were no longer in force, and must re-examine the conditions under which they shall be treated in the future.

The ruling did not end the pre clearance requirements, but it did change how that clearance can be determined.

In short, the Court has, once again, made a ruling that comes out of another time, another place and a completely different Universe from the one we live in.


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