Holder takes on Texas over voting rights

  • Article by: Bloomberg News Editorial
  • Updated: July 29, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that, at least when it comes to voting rights, the Supreme Court is guilty of wishful thinking. He is also showing both how difficult and how important it is to overcome that kind of thinking.

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supervon2Jul. 29, 1311:53 AM

Just enact voter ID and problem solved. Try it in Minnesota and see how well it works. Oh, wait. Franken would not have been elected then. Oh, well.

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theagonygopJul. 29, 1312:16 PM

The Texas KKK-publicans want to "dilute Hispanic voting" and pass laws that keep anyone but rich white males from voting. No wonder Holder is looking after the rights of ALL Americans, not just the entitled country club members. Hopefully, by the time Hillary's two Presidential terms are over, the Supreme Court can return to protecting the rights of all Americans, not just the corporations and their right-wing shareholders.

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mohammadzJul. 29, 1312:20 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder and Ex-Attorney General belong in the same place: Prison.

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pumiceJul. 29, 1312:31 PM

From the article: "Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that, at least when it comes to voting rights, the Supreme Court is guilty of wishful thinking." The Supreme Court demonstrates wishful thinking on many issues besides voting rights. Most rife and fraught is the wishful thinking it demonstrates in decisions which serve corporate interests and in others which do disservice to workers and consumers.

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dschachenmeyerJul. 29, 1312:57 PM

"The Supreme Court demonstrates wishful thinking on many issues besides voting rights. Most rife and fraught is the wishful thinking it demonstrates in decisions which serve corporate interests and in others which do disservice to workers and consumers" -- You mean like Obamacare???

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odinmanJul. 29, 13 1:00 PM

@theagonygop-"The Texas KKK-publicans want to "dilute Hispanic voting" and pass laws that keep anyone but rich white males from voting" *** So only rich white guys have photo IDs? You must be a rich white guy because I would bet my next paycheck that you have one. Or are you implying that hispanics who are citizens do not have or cannot get a valid ID in this country? What utter nonsense.

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hobie2Jul. 29, 13 1:09 PM

We have three branches of government - of equal power. When one oversteps its constitutional bounds, are the other two supposed to roll over?... The USSC struck down the voting rights act because Congress used old data - a law Congress passed again in 2006. 2006! .. And it is not their call what Congress uses - only if the law itself is unconstitutional, which they held was not... So like other rulings of the USSC in the past, the President can declare the USSC overstepped its constitutional authority and just continue to enforce the law - it has been done before - and the famous quote by President Jackson was "They declared we are to have it, so let them enforce it" knowing that the President executes the law, not the courts... And he and the country ignored the USSC's ruling - and it is still ignored to this day.

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goldengoph3rJul. 29, 13 1:41 PM

What amazes me about today's GOP is how incredibly intent it is on making itself irrelevant. These vain attempts to keep people from voting won't work, but serve as a constant reminder to the voting public just how pathetically narrow-minded and insular the GOP has become.

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ericnoholdemJul. 29, 13 1:53 PM

I think he is impoying that voting illegal aliens are breaking the law by voting and that there is no sufficint audit trail to bust them.

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Truckman182Jul. 29, 13 2:45 PM

These administration feels they are not accountable to anyone and can do as they please. Holder lied before congress and should have been charged with perjury by the own department he heads. Most corrupt administration in our nations history.

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