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02-07-2013, 01:29 PM
RE: SCOTUS rules against DOMA
(02-07-2013 12:03 AM)JAH Wrote:  It is rather like their ruling on the voting rights act. States are allowed to discriminate if they so chose.

I'm no fan of the SCOTUS ruling on the VRA, but this is a mischaracterization.

What the Court did in effect was strike down preclearance. That was the part of the VRA that said that a specified group of states and counties--those that had historically discriminated--had to get judicial approval before any changes in laws relating to voting qualifications or eligibility could be implemented. The Court said that the "preclearance formula" of Section 4(b) was unconstitutional, which had the effect of gutting preclearance altogether.

The result is that unless Congress acts to amend the VRA, preclearance is dead. That doesn't mean "anything goes." But it does mean that lawsuits alleging discrimination in voting legislation will have to be brought after the fact, at which point the damage may already be done. That's why a lot of people are saying the SCOTUS ruling will have the result of increasing discrimination. But that's not the same as saying the Court told states, "Go ahead and discriminate if you so choose."

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02-07-2013, 01:36 PM
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03-07-2013, 08:49 AM
RE: SCOTUS rules against DOMA
cufflink, you are correct I did simplify my statement a bit to much.

It remains, as you point out, that impediments to voting could return in locals that have of history of doing so that will demand specific after the fact legal actions.
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09-07-2013, 04:57 PM
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