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txradioguy
06-27-2013, 09:28 AM
Tuesday, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Act which allowed the government to determine which states and counties can change voting laws and procedures. Today, Obama weighed in:

The Supreme Court “made a mistake.”

Not, “I disagree with the decision,” or, “We’ll just have to agree to disagree.” But a mistake. Call me picky, but a guy who is never wrong – never at fault for anything – calling out the Supreme Court (again) for making a “mistake” – an error in judgement, if you will – comes across as a tad bit arrogant, in my book.

In a 5-4 ruling, the Court said it could no longer enforce a requirement that states or localities with a history of discrimination must get federal government approval before changing their election laws or the way they hold elections.

As part of his assessment of SCOTUS’ “mistake,” Obama added that the law was a “cornerstone of democracy” and the High Court “failed to recognize” the degree to which voter suppression is a problem throughout the nation (although, apparently not in Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and several other areas which enjoyed in excess of 100% voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election).

The Court said Congress must come up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections. Obama promptly urged Congress to figure out how to make it easier for people to vote.


http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/61835-obama-scotus-made-a-mistake-in-voting-act-ruling/

Bailey
06-27-2013, 09:31 AM
Why are the liberals all bent out of shape? They think its ok to us the USSC to legislate from the bench in regards to gay marriage but now they don't like this outcome.

linda22003
06-27-2013, 09:49 AM
Exactly - both sides are only up in arms about "judicial activism" when it's about a cause they disagree with. One side decried the voting rights decision, the other side decried the gay marriage decision as "judicial activism".

txradioguy
06-27-2013, 10:19 AM
Why are the liberals all bent out of shape? They think its ok to us the USSC to legislate from the bench in regards to gay marriage but now they don't like this outcome.

Becuase the Liberals believe that EVERY ruling should go their way.

NJCardFan
06-27-2013, 01:11 PM
Tell you what, if the left can produce one person who was denied voting rights because of the color of their skin, and I want proof, not opinion, I'll be the first one in line to get this re-approved.

txradioguy
06-27-2013, 01:34 PM
Tell you what, if the left can produce one person who was denied voting rights because of the color of their skin, and I want proof, not opinion, I'll be the first one in line to get this re-approved.

That person's is out there standing right next to the alleged TEA Party patriot that called John Lewis the N word the day Obamacare was approved.

DumbAss Tanker
06-27-2013, 02:11 PM
If so, it was nothing in comparison to the mistakes the American people made in 2008 and again in 2012.

Bailey
06-27-2013, 03:45 PM
Exactly - both sides are only up in arms about "judicial activism" when it's about a cause they disagree with. One side decried the voting rights decision, the other side decried the gay marriage decision as "judicial activism".

Well its activism on gay marriage because its not a civil right, the fags can't their way through the voting booth or by their reps.