Posted: Jul 02, 2021 12:05 pm
by Tortured_Genius
Meanwhile in Washington:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld two election laws in the 2020 battleground state of Arizona that challengers said make it harder for minorities to vote.

The case was an important test for what's left of one of the nation's most important civil rights laws, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which the Supreme Court scaled back in 2013. A remaining provision allows lawsuits claiming that voting changes would put minority voters at a disadvantage in electing candidates of their choice.

The vote was 6-3, with the court's three liberals dissenting.

Election law experts said the court's ruling will make it harder for minority groups to challenge voting laws.

(NBC News)

Not unsurprising, but a depressing demonstration that the Supreme Court is now fully a creature of the GOP.

Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

Sir John Harington, Epigrams, Book iv, Epistle 5.