Not to sound overdramatic, but did you know that the Supreme Court struck at the very heart of the Voting Rights Act today by ruling that the unconstitutional part singling out a handful of states was unconstitutional? MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was “physically enraged” at the killing of Section 5, Melissa Harris-Perry bid farewell to her citizenship and David Axelrod found himself sadly standing over the “gutted” legislation.
With SCOTUS gutting of Voting Rights Act, races for Secretary of State suddenly take on new and important meaning.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 26, 2013
Gutting? C'mon David. MT“@davidaxelrod: With SCOTUS gutting of Voting Rights Act, races for SofS suddenly take new and important meaning.”
— Jay Boren (@borenjay) June 26, 2013
@davidaxelrod Gutting? By making Congress update a 50-year old formula and leaving the rest of the VRA's protections in place? Hack.
— Sunny (@sunnyright) June 26, 2013
Yes, gutting. At least that’s the word the Left is going with — didn’t you get the fax?
The Supreme Court’s naive reasoning for gutting the Voting Rights Act. http://t.co/gixV5FYYs2
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) June 25, 2013
— ColorOfChange.org (@ColorOfChange) June 25, 2013
Conservatives celebrate the gutting of the Voting Rights Act http://t.co/wnb40tEjd5
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) June 25, 2013
Today’s opinion by the Roberts Court gutting the Voting Rights Act was the most radical since Citizens United v. FEC. http://t.co/kIr6CZyMsY
— The Nation (@thenation) June 25, 2013
In applauding its gutting, a Fox analyst manages to ignore over 700 instances of the Voting Rights Act being applied. http://t.co/d5MSOuytUD
— Media Matters (@mmfa) June 25, 2013
Editorial: Gutting of the Voting Rights Act is judicial activism at its worst http://t.co/XSYecXsNzc
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) June 26, 2013
How the Supreme Court Gutted Voting Rights http://t.co/x34qPLJ80g by Charles P. Pierce
— Esquire Magazine (@esquire) June 25, 2013
The Voting Rights Act has been gutted http://t.co/vC1D8wS6Zf. Time for Constitutional Right to Vote amendment
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) June 25, 2013
If the Voting Rights Act was gutted today, what’s left standing?
Discrimination based on race is still illegal. The SCOTUS decision invalidated an unconstitutional test. That’s it. @KiLLaCaG
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 25, 2013
@davidaxelrod Gutting, really? Please stop with the hyperbole, the civil rights legislation is still very much intact.
— Rick Smith (@Geechie68) June 26, 2013
Spare a thought for Michael Moore, who practically gave birth to the Voting Rights Act.
Supreme Court just struck down major part of Voting Rights Act. I watched the debate from the Senate gallery when I was 11 yrs old. #racism
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 25, 2013