Clay Bennett by Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

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  1. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd said, over 3 years ago

    I think the Supremes were saying that the data used for the Voting Rights Act was 40 years out of date and to come up w/ “fair” ways of determining significant issues. Yes, it was needed in the 60’s. Now, Voting Rights should apply to ALL states, not just the southern ones.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ginsburg among others pointed to cases proving the law is still needed, and valid. The “righties”, yes formerly the “dixiecrats” in the Democratic Party prior to the Civil Rights Act, are pleased as punch to think they can keep on discriminating, and coming up with new ways to do it.

  3. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    This is a disgusting decision. From the New York Times:

    The decision will have immediate practical consequences. Texas announced shortly after the decision that a voter identification law that had been blocked would go into effect immediately, and that redistricting maps there would no longer need federal approval. Changes in voting procedures in the places that had been covered by the law, including ones concerning restrictions on early voting, will now be subject only to after-the-fact litigation.

    In less than two hours the Texas law went into effect. Looks like the Klan has its first black member.

  4. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    I heard that justice Thomas actually wrote!

  5. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    Holy crow … well, yes, that would seem to cover it.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    No, it doesn’t “invalidate Bennett’s claim.” Whatever Thomas’ specious logic for his decision, Jim Crow is back out and back in action.

  7. Harolynne

    Harolynne GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There are no cases of voter fraud occurring at the polling place which is the only thing voter ID could stop. As for Thomas, he thinks because affirmative action helped save him a seat at a University (he did the work to stay and graduate), he is looked at with disdain. He is looked at with disdain, but as a Black person I’ll tell you it is because he doesn’t want anyone else to follow him.

  8. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    perhaps a picture of a voting booth with a ‘white only’ sign pinned to the curtain?

  9. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Tigger descends into the childish realm of clever retorts, such as “liar!”, “says who!”, “you momma” and so on, revealing the depths of his/her intellectual vacuity. The actions of Texas are sufficient to demonstrate the true effect of this awful decision. Jim Crow is back. We can only hope that it is reversed in the legislature. But it will have to wait until we kick out a bunch of R’s in the midterms.

  10. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi said, over 3 years ago


    I agree that the VRA should apply to all states, not just the Southern ones — several of the worst offenses in recent years have come in Ohio and Pennsylvania. However, that’s not what the court did (nor is it within their power to do). Instead, they stripped voting rights from any states. I can’t think this is better. It may be more “fair” to the respective state legislatures, but it is not more fair to the citizenry, none of whom are protected instead of some of them being protected.

    Congress, at this point, SHOULD produce a new VRA, with preclearance for ALL states, not just some. But since the only way the Republicans continue to control the House (despite losing the last set of elections for that body by more than a million votes) is through gerrymandering, voter suppression, and other dirty tricks, they will never willingly do so. We need to get them out of office and replace them with people who aren’t too dysfunctional to pass laws at all; maybe we can also get some decent ones in the process.

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