June 26, 2009

"Voting Rights and the High Court"

WSJ editorial: "Civil rights groups and others on the political left want Americans to believe that the death of Section 5 would threaten the black franchise. But such scaremongering obscures their real agenda, which is preserving racially gerrymandered voting districts. Liberal Democrats like Section 5 because it gives legal cover to race-based redistricting. More than half of the blacks in Congress today come from Section 5 jurisdictions."

Posted by Rick Hasen at June 26, 2009 09:04 AM