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(CNN) NewsFlash The Supreme Court ensures our next president will be Lynyrd Skynyrd   (cnn.com) divider line 637
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2013-06-25 10:39:06 AM
I don't get it.
 
2013-06-25 10:39:17 AM
I see your true colors shining through
 
2013-06-25 10:39:27 AM
Sam Alito's opinion merely read "butter".
 
2013-06-25 10:39:36 AM
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of FREEBIRD!!
 
2013-06-25 10:39:39 AM
A high school gym coach? We could do worse
 
2013-06-25 10:39:52 AM
Is this about Paula Deen?
 
2013-06-25 10:39:53 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: I don't get it.


Jim Crow is back baby!!
 
2013-06-25 10:40:02 AM
I don't think he is running.
 
2013-06-25 10:40:19 AM
Our country has changed, and while any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions

BUT GODDAMNIT WE CAN'T DECIDE IF GAYS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET MARRIED!
 
2013-06-25 10:40:23 AM
fark you Kock Bros.
 
2013-06-25 10:40:37 AM
This one? Jesus mods, we have a great discussion going in a whole other one which is wasted now.
 
2013-06-25 10:40:49 AM

bulldg4life: Our country has changed, and while any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions

BUT GODDAMNIT WE CAN'T DECIDE IF GAYS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET MARRIED!


Tomorrow.
 
2013-06-25 10:41:05 AM
media.hamptonroads.com
 
2013-06-25 10:41:11 AM
A gym teacher couldn't be any worse than a senile old movie actor.
 
2013-06-25 10:41:14 AM
But opponents of the provision counter that it should not be enforced in areas where it can be argued that racial discrimination no longer exists.

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2013-06-25 10:41:18 AM

drew46n2: Is this about Paula Deen?


She gets to be VP now.
 
2013-06-25 10:41:18 AM
This doesn't really change anything, the rest of the law is still in effect. It just means that there's going to be a protracted legal battle after changes to state laws rather than before.
 
2013-06-25 10:41:29 AM

bulldg4life: Our country has changed, and while any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions

BUT GODDAMNIT WE CAN'T DECIDE IF GAYS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET MARRIED!


They will tomorrow!
 
2013-06-25 10:41:30 AM
well, it's not like the south was ever in play for democrats anyway.
 
2013-06-25 10:41:38 AM
It's up to these State to now show it is not needed.

Let them try.
 
2013-06-25 10:41:56 AM
Look for even more fun voting laws coming from Red states in the next election.
 
2013-06-25 10:42:11 AM
Basically, the deep south can now enact laws which restrict voter eligibility, and they don't have to clear these laws before-hand with the feds.
 
2013-06-25 10:42:14 AM
Discrimination don't exist round these parts no more, yessir! What, that stars and bars on our state flag? Sheeeeeeet son, that's about HERITAGE. Now go ahead an pay this here heritage tax and the vote booth's over yonder.
 
2013-06-25 10:42:17 AM

drew46n2: Is this about Paula Deen?


The Supreme Court just ruled that Paula Deen doesn't actually exist.
 
2013-06-25 10:42:29 AM
This is where that constitutional right to vote would come in handy. States are given pretty broad power to determine qualifications for voting with the major caveats provided for by the voting amendments. Stupid Constitution.
 
2013-06-25 10:42:55 AM
If you live in a red state and you skin isn't white, enjoy voting suppression for the next few decades :(


I don't get it, this today, but they sent the affirmative action one back to lower courts? wtf
 
2013-06-25 10:43:01 AM
I'd say we should shift to the popular vote, except that would mean we'd all have to grow neck beards and post to Reddit.
 
2013-06-25 10:43:08 AM

Hobodeluxe: I see your true colors shining through


That's Cyndi Lauper, not Skynyrd.
 
2013-06-25 10:43:12 AM

drew46n2: Is this about Paula Deen?


People will deny, but I think it's clear as can be.
 
2013-06-25 10:43:21 AM
Well, I guess now someone will have the chance to shout "PLAY FREEBIRD" at the inauguration and it may very well happen.
 
2013-06-25 10:43:31 AM
I am ok with this.jpg
 
2013-06-25 10:43:38 AM
Should have been 9-0.
 
2013-06-25 10:43:51 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: This doesn't really change anything, the rest of the law is still in effect. It just means that there's going to be a protracted legal battle after changes to state laws rather than before.


Pretty much this.

It means a number of state legislatures will be able to enact a handful of voting measures that the feds will have to fix after the fact.  In the grand scheme of things, it's not a huge step backwards, but try telling that to someone who has trouble voting as a result.
 
2013-06-25 10:44:02 AM
I'll shiat a brick, eat said shiatted brick, and then shiat said eaten brick before Congress passes another preclearance formula.
 
2013-06-25 10:44:12 AM
taxandspend:

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Accidentally Approves


/FTFY
 
2013-06-25 10:44:45 AM
www.raizlabs.com
Has socialized medicine and now better voting rights than a red-stater.
 
2013-06-25 10:44:48 AM

James!: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of FREEBIRD!!


Nice!
 
2013-06-25 10:44:49 AM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-25 10:45:01 AM

Lexx: Basically, the deep south can now enact laws which restrict voter eligibility, and they don't have to clear these laws before-hand with the feds.


But North Dakota could pass the same law and not have to clear it with the feds before hand. I understand the reason but to single out the South doesn't make a huge amount of sense and was begging to be declared unconstitutional.
 
2013-06-25 10:45:08 AM
I sometimes doubt the courts commitment to Sparkle Motion.
 
2013-06-25 10:45:11 AM
And it will be pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd
 
2013-06-25 10:45:21 AM
After the provision was reauthorized by Congress in 2006 for another 25 years, counties in Alabama and North Carolina filed suit, saying the monitoring was burdensome and unwarranted.

your burdensome regulations impinge on our first  amendment right to be racists
 
2013-06-25 10:45:40 AM
As someone who lives in NC, my general impression is that this country is really going down hill. This is not helping my feelings on the matter.
 
2013-06-25 10:45:41 AM
Well, they don't call 'em the slave states for nothing.

This is a bigger threat to democracy than the NSA distraction.
 
2013-06-25 10:45:45 AM

skullkrusher: Hobodeluxe: I see your true colors shining through

That's Cyndi Lauper, not Skynyrd.


Have to wonder what a Skynyrd cover of "True Colors" would sound like, though.
 
2013-06-25 10:46:06 AM

drew46n2: Discrimination don't exist round these parts no more, yessir! What, that stars and bars on our state flag? Sheeeeeeet son, that's about HERITAGE. Now go ahead an pay this here heritage tax and the vote booth's over yonder.


And yet, the South is the most integrated region of the country and elects the most black people to Congress.  But I'm sure that's entirely due to these laws.

New York City, meanwhile, is the second-most segregated city in the country, has the greatest income divide, has cops regularly gunning down minorities regularly, yet its media outlets are proclaiming this Supreme Court decision as some sort of racial apocalypse.
 
2013-06-25 10:46:14 AM
You people need to calm the hell down. Cletus can't make black people pay a poll tax, or stop immigrants from voting. There are still federal election laws, and there will still be people to push back against any attempt to overturn them.
 
2013-06-25 10:46:14 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Lexx: Basically, the deep south can now enact laws which restrict voter eligibility, and they don't have to clear these laws before-hand with the feds.

But North Dakota could pass the same law and not have to clear it with the feds before hand. I understand the reason but to single out the South doesn't make a huge amount of sense and was begging to be declared unconstitutional.


Especially since our northern red states have been playing games with who can vote over the last few cycles.
 
2013-06-25 10:46:30 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Lexx: Basically, the deep south can now enact laws which restrict voter eligibility, and they don't have to clear these laws before-hand with the feds.

But North Dakota could pass the same law and not have to clear it with the feds before hand. I understand the reason but to single out the South doesn't make a huge amount of sense and was begging to be declared unconstitutional.


Unless you studied 3rd grade history or have a memory that goes back 40 years, I can see how this might not make sense.
 
2013-06-25 10:46:40 AM

bdub77: As someone who lives in NC, my general impression is that this country is really going down hill. This is not helping my feelings on the matter.


Currently in Raleigh, I feel your pain.
 
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