Her latest starts with a bang:
Years from now, when the Supreme Court has come to its senses, justices then sitting will look back on the spring of 2013 in bewilderment. On what basis, they will wonder, did five conservative justices, professed believers in judicial restraint, reach out to grab the authority that the [...]
Today, the Supreme Court heard argument in Shelby County v. Holder. The transcript is very much worth reading.
(Note to lay readers: I attempt to explain the act at issue here about midway down the post if you want some help following the last block quote).
One part is pretty breathtaking. Recall that Justice Scalia [...]
Yesterday, the Justice Department demanded more information from the State on VoterID.
Cottonmouth has the actual letter, which is pretty fascinating reading. I’ve attached it at the end of this post.
Just as an aside: When and if some parts of the more paranoid precincts of the conservative movement see the list of things [...]
Here’s a confusion to watch out for on voter ID: Between whether voter-ID is constitutional and whether it will survive preclearance under the Voting Rights Act. Jack Elliot’s AP story, quoting politicians, completely misapprehends this distinction.
Read my prior post here for more about the Voting Rights Act.
Elliot quotes Sen. Joey Fillingane at length about [...]