“Samuel Alito’s Boundless Contempt for Democracy”

Matt Ford in TNR: “In a nihilistic ruling by Justice Samuel Alito, the six-justice conservative majority did not so much interpret Section 2 as they rewrote it and gave future litigants a roadmap to circumvent what was left. The court’s approach has dire implications not just for voting-rights cases under the current law, but also for possible congressional efforts to strengthen America’s democratic system.”

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