Shelby County Oral Argument on Constitutionality of Voting Rights Act

AP reports. I also received via email this statement from David Gans of the Constitutional Accountability Center:

“Judge Griffiths, who may well be the deciding vote here, appropriately emphasized that the text of the Constitution explicitly gives Congress power to address voting discrimination.  He’s right.  If the court rules based on the Constitution’s text and history, this is an easy case.

“There were a lot of good questions asked by members of the panel, but the comprehensive opinion by a very conservative District Court judge answers every one of them effectively, and by the time they reach their opinion this panel will have to wrestle with each one of those.”



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