Supreme Court Strikes Down Part Of Voting Rights Act
Texas and other southern states are off the hook for now, in having to obtain federal approval when it comes to new voting laws. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that provision in the Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new system.
“What the Supreme Court is saying is that Congress has got to update the statistics, update the formula to account for what has happened over the last 40 years,” says “Rocky” Rhodes at the South Texas College of Law.
However, Rhodes tells KTRH News the ruling doesn’t say safeguards against discrimination are no longer needed.
“This is an old and outdated coverage formula based on things done back in the 1960s and 70s, and if you want to have pre-clearance going on into the future you need to have a coverage formula that is more current with the respect to what are the conditions now that justify its use,” he says. SOURCE
I have read the background of Mr. Rocky Rhodes and I am sure he is a skilled attorney, he certainly has an impressive resume, and he has *doublespeak* down to a science.
If anyone actually knows where Mr. Rhodes stands, Right, Left or down the middle, feel free to elaborate in comments, I would be interested in knowing.
Rhodes says given Congress’ inability to pass anything, it may be a while before a new formula is put in place.
On that part I believe we can ALL agree.
Another thing that I am fairly certain that most Conservative can agree is this; Sheila Jackson Lee is not only an embarrassment to the state of Texas, she’s an embarrassment to the United States and the entire human race.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee issued a statement saying the Supreme Court turned the clock back 150 years.
“In 2006 as a Senior Member on House Judiciary Committee I participated in a bipartisan effort to secure a reasoned legislative reauthorization of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. As a Committee, we established a record of 15,000 pages of important testimony. However, this current Congress is one that has not succeeded in passing any major legislation to help the American people in almost 4 years. Every major legislative action that has passed successfully was passed by Democrats and often with no Republicans voting for the legislation,” said the Houston Democrat.
“The present Congress will see nothing but obstruction, delay and the introduction of voter suppression laws. This decision is far from reality, lacking in empathy and has taken the civil rights of populations that depended on federal law and shredded it!”
Sheila Jackson Lee is the dimmest dim bulb in the U.S. Congress, and that’s quite an accomplishment considering the number of dim bulbs in Congress, 15,000 pages of testimony? And it’s important testimony? Things like that point to exactly WHY we have the serious gridlock that exists in government today.
For people like SJL it’s all about *RACE*. Make no mistake about it. SJL is always on the soapbox about the ‘downtrodden Black man’ and all the evils that the Black race still suffers, to this day, at the hands of the White Race.
Sheila Jackson Lee says, ”Voter ID Law Supporters ‘Misrepresent’ Voter Fraud in 2008 Election” and since that statement was made there have been several well publicized incidents of voter fraud within the Black community.
Sheila Jackson Lee also says, GOP Wants Voter ID Laws Only “Because We Elected First African American President”.
And there it is, all summed up in one little title line; for Sheila Jackson Lee it’s all about racism, HER racism against all White people and HER assumption that ALL White people are racist and as such, have hatred for her.
Lee stood adamantly against a pictured state Voter ID, a pictured ID for ALL persons that are going to vote, regardless of their racial makeup. She, and many like her, claimed that forcing voters to have a pictured ID would disenfranchise her constituents and keep them from being allowed to vote.
Well, it’s kind of funny, her constituents don’t seem to have a problem coming up with a pictured ID when it’s time to pick up the welfare check, get the free healthcare and buy their beer and wine for the weekend. ID’s are funny like that, they come and go at the convenience of the ID holder, determined by their personal need at the moment.
Sheila Jackson Lee throws *The Race Card* at any opportunity, and with a cretin like SJH the opportunity is anytime a White person says a word about voting rights and/or voter ID.
The whole ghetto problem, welfare problem and voting rights problem exists because of those EVIL White folks. Right Sheila?