Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act

Racism Ended Today, But Was Quickly Reinstated By The RNC

The RNC reminds us today that it’s all over and Rosa Parks ended racism: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. pic.twitter.com/uxIj1QmtkU 8:58 AM – 1 Dec 13 This sparked a Twitter laughfest to which … Continue reading
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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Texas Over Voter ID, Seeks Preclearance

Good news — the Department of Justice has filed a law against the state of Texas to block the state’s voter ID law and reinstate the requirement to seek preclearance prior to passing similar laws. The department is also intervening … Continue reading
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Florida to Resume Voter Purge

The Department of Justice has its work cut out for it. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is resuming the state’s push to purge voters from the rolls for dubious reasons following the dismissal of several lawsuits against the state. … Continue reading
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DOJ Launching New Effort to Enforce the Voting Rights Act

Good news – Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the Department of Justice is launching an effort to enforce the Voting Rights Act across the country that will begin by asking a federal court to reinstate pre-clearance in Texas. … Continue reading
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Equal Justice

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Americans are apparently attempting to take their loaded guns on planes more often today that they have in the recent past. In the first six months of this year, Transportation Security Administration screeners … Continue reading
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If You’re Poor and You Live in Texas, Your Right to Vote Has Been Taken Away

Here’s an excerpt from my Monday column about the Republican poll tax. Let’s take a look at the Texas Voter ID law (poll tax), since the attorney general there zealously enacted his state’s Voter ID law before the ink was … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, The Daily Banter, Voter Suppression | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

Washed Away

Artist – JD Crowe In other news, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request for a stay for Prop 8 supporters in California. Apparently supporters wanted to delay the inevitable another three weeks. Why? Because they’re awful people. … Continue reading
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Times Have Changed

Artist – Rob Tornoe Congressional Republicans are apparently scared shitless by the idea of Obamacare being promoted during their favorite sports games. Just imagining the conservative reaction if HHS were to purchase commercial air time during a Thanksgiving day football … Continue reading
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We Shall Overcome

Artist – John Darkow In other news, the Department of Education has announced that it will begin studying the impacts of bullying on LGBT youth. Beginning with the upcoming school year, schools will be required to report incidents of harassment … Continue reading
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Voter ID Now Required in Texas But Good Luck Getting One

According to the Houston Press, while voter ID is now required in Texas following the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, as many as 70 counties in the state do not have an … Continue reading
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The Top Six Examples of Nefarious Republican Tactics From The Last 48 Hours

My Thursday column begins like so: One of the major takeaways from the series dramatic political events over the last 48 hours is quite simply that the Republicans will do anything to win. Almost literally anything. Chicanery and complex scheming … Continue reading
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To The Rescue

Or maybe not. Artist – Jeff Parker In other news, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), flanked by other House conservatives, announced today they he will push for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Keep … Continue reading
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Quote of the Day

“These men that voted to strip the Voting Rights Act of its power, they never stood in unmovable lines. They never had to pass a so-called literacy test. It took us almost 100 years to get where we are today. … Continue reading
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Voter ID Coming to North Carolina, Mississippi

In Mississippi, Voter ID starts today. JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act puts Mississippi on equal footing with every other state, and that … Continue reading
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Voter ID Coming to Alabama

In addition to Texas, the attorney general of Alabama is also moving up his plans to implement voter ID following today’s Supreme Court ruling. MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said this morning’s Supreme Court ruling was a … Continue reading
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Voter ID Coming to Texas on Thursday

According to the Dallas Morning News, the state of Texas is moving swiftly to implement elements of a 2011 law that was blocked by the Department of Justice. An obstacle that was removed today by the Supreme Court. The Texas … Continue reading
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No More Pre-Clearance

After today’s ruling at the Supreme Court on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, certain states will no longer be required to seek pre-clearance from the Department of Justice before they implement sweeping legislation which only has one purpose … Continue reading
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Audio: Justice Scalia on the Voting Rights Act

via TPM I’ve listened to this several times now and it appears to me that Justice Antonin Scalia’s argument has nothing to with the legality of the Voting Rights Act. He seems to be making the argument that the act … Continue reading
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Very Serious Question

With the passage of VAWA yesterday, I wonder if Scalia thinks it’s a “gender entitlement?” Someone should ask him. Continue reading
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Supreme Court Set to Resurrect Jim Crow

My Thursday column: In early March of 1857, the Roger B. Taney Supreme Court handed down its infamous ruling on the Scott v. Sandford case, also known as the Dred Scott decision. The Supremes decided 7-2 that African American slaves … Continue reading
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