Republican attorneys general are upset that the Department of Justice is not allowing them to arbitrarily disenfranchise minority voters without preclearance, so they filed a brief with the Supreme Court yesterday claiming the provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires preclearance is unconstitutional.
The Republican attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, North Dakota and Texas filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court arguing that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Significantly, the brief points to the fact that the Voting Rights Act impedes laws intended to make it more difficult for racial minorities to cast a ballot as a reason why Court should cast a skeptical gaze on the landmark voting rights law responsible for breaking the back of Jim Crow.
The attorneys general’ argument is that the DOJ’s authority under the Voting Rights Act is an unconstitutional impediment of state’s rights, which from my perspective is an argument that federal law should not apply to them, and that’s a very slippery slope.
The amicus brief was filed yesterday. And today, Mitt Romney goes birther.
Will America take the hint? The Republican party is the racist party. If you give them the power, they will rescind your power.