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Voting Rights Revisited

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court (Justin DC/flickr)

Linda Greenhouse, former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, lecturer at Yale Law School, most recent book is The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, discusses the stakes of the Voting Rights Act case being argued before the Supreme Court today. 

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Comments [5]

Al from Marine Park

Whoops! Not just a satire on gerrymandering, but all the other attempts to restrict voting rights.

Feb. 27 2013 12:33 PM
Al from Marine Park

I had hoped that people would recognize my submission as a satiric comment on the gerrymandering that is very much a part of attempts to interfere with voting rights. Unfortunately I neglected to include the subtitle: "European Cardinals Take a Page From the Republicans' Book".

Feb. 27 2013 12:30 PM
Robert from NYC

With all due respect Al from Marine Park, I think you're in the wrong segment here. Unless the college of cardinals are now the supreme court! Wouldn't surprise me.

Feb. 27 2013 10:21 AM
Robert from NYC

Linda Greenhouse is brilliant especially on matters of the Supreme Court. When she speaks on the subject I listen. (I bet she's brilliant anyway!)

Feb. 27 2013 10:16 AM
Al from MARINE PARK

EUROMANDERING
European Cardinals are doing all they can to make sure that a European is elected to be the next Pope. They are insisting that all Cardinals:
(1) have a European Community issued photo ID;
(2) have a birth certificate that proves they were born in Europe;
(3) not be allowed to vote early;
(4) show proof that they have never been in prison.

Furthermore, the Europeans are insisting that some redistricting is needed, with only one Cardinal allowed to vote from each district. The proposed new districts are:
1. North America 14. Italy
2. Central America 15. Latvia
3. South America 16. Lithuania
4. Asia 17. Malta
5. Africa & the Middle East 18. Netherlands
6. Austria 19. Poland
7. Belgium 20. Romania
8. Bosnia & Herzegovina 21. Slovakia
9. Croatia 22. Slovenia
10. France 23. Spain
11. Germany 24. Switzerland
12. Hungary 25. United Kingdom
13. Ireland 26. Ukraine

Feb. 27 2013 10:15 AM

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