Democrats losing their rhetorical whip … You can’t discriminate, with the use of VRA if you can no longer prove you are currently suffering discrimination. The past discriminations, are the past.
A landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act has set up a stand-off between Republican-led states and the Obama administration over controversial voting laws that until now had been stalled.
The 5-4 ruling on Tuesday addressed a 1960s-era provision that largely singled out states and districts in the South — those with a history of discrimination — and required them to seek federal permission to change their voting laws.
The court ruled that the formula determining which states are affected was unconstitutional.
In doing so, the court potentially opened the door for certain states to proceed with voter ID laws and other efforts that to date had been held up because of the Voting Rights Act. Prominent among those are voter identification laws in Alabama and Mississippi.
Attorney General Eric Holder warned states against going too far. He said the Justice Department would not hesitate to take “swift” action against states looking to “take advantage” of the ruling.
He, like President Obama, said he was “deeply disappointed” in the decision, saying discriminatory practices live on and need to be addressed.
“These problems have not been consigned to history,” Holder said.
Holder and Obama urged Congress to create a new formula.
Read more of the coming States vs Fed fight club … at foxnews.com …