View Full Version : Voting Rights Act Survives

Ian McColgin
06-22-2009, 10:06 AM
The US Supreme Court just announced it's decision in that Texas water dictrict voting rights case. Commentary and political analysis will come as the day goes on but it's clear that by making an incredibly narrow and cryptic ruling that allowed the water district out but left the law intact they avoided an incredibly divisive 5 to 4 where it's not absolutely clear which side would have gotten the 5 but pretty clear that each judge would have written something.

Justice Thomas concurred with the specific ruling but dissented, alone, on the general issue, asserting that it was time to declare the continuation of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.

06-22-2009, 11:26 AM
big surprise there.