Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Voting Rights Act

In opening the hearing on the Voting Rights Act, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the law as a "perpetuation of racial entitlement,". So Justice Scalia joins the Taney Court, affirming that Backs are second class citizens whose right to vote is merely a racial entitlement, not an actual right. Note: the Taney Court delivered the infamous Dred Scott decision, which ruled that Blacks weren't even citizens. Scalia has made some progress, at least he thinks they are citizens, just without then full rights thereof.

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