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Supreme Court to Hear Voting Rights Challenge: Constitutional Clash of Titans

Original Saepe_Expertus Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 9:45 AM
Not much comment this AM. This would be the crux of the dispute. "The expensive hoop-jumping required to comply with this kind of scrutiny has rightly raised the ire of many jurisdictions, and not just because it’s burdensome in the face of no provable ongoing discrimination. Rather, the far-ranging power and authority granted to the Justice Department and federal courts in this area is a constitutional threat to state sovereign authority and ability to make necessary changes to election laws in the states." We are a nation of 50 'experiments' in self-government; unfortunately the over-reach of the FEDS seems hell-bent on making it ONE STATE running the rest into a forced uniformity...because of 'fairness' ...
Original Saepe_Expertus Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 9:46 AM
...because of 'Fairness' and other equally nebulous and difficult to define motives.

In late February, the United States Supreme Court will consider a case that invokes American history, constitutional meaning, and the realities of present-day voting in a large portion of our nation. Shelby County, Alabama has challenged the proper scope of key enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act – and though pundits are making this case racially charged, it is far more a question of the power of federal versus state governments under the Constitution.

Shelby County, Alabama is a bustling suburban county near Birmingham. It’s a remarkable, growing community, like thousands of similar communities all across America.

Yet Shelby County,...