Just a quick blurb for you lovelies.
On a 5-4 decision, The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which basically holds the watchful Eye of Sauron over states that are known to discriminate on Black voters, forcing them to change their laws and have them approved by the Feds.
Of course, leave it to the white conservatives (no offense to my whites, I love ya’ll all and the same except when you’re being a bigot) to make such a ruling, calling the section 4 formula, outdated.
“In 1965, the states could be divided into two groups: those with a recent history of voting tests and low voter registration and turnout, and those without those characteristics,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote. “Congress based its coverage formula on that distinction. Today the nation is no longer divided along those lines, yet the Voting Rights Act continues to treat it as if it were.”
Umm. I don’t really know my ge0gr4phies and s0ciol0g1es that well, but I’m pretty sure the southern states are still kind of racist. I mean, Paula Deen seems like a buttery sweetheart but she’s still Georgia at heart and pretty fucking racist whether she’d like to openly admit it or not.
If this is at all indicative of how they’ll rule for Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, I’m about drop all of my limited political jargon out of my journalism and blogging repertoire because I will, by then, have realized that I actually have no idea how the Supreme Court works.
If shit hits the fucking fan, I’ll stand there and be like, “What’s a judge again? I forgot.”