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Throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm (June 25, 2013)

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act.

Thanks for worse than nothing, Ralph.

We knew the stakes thirteen years ago. And the consequences have certainly come home to roost, 5-4, today.

A t-shirt distributed by NARAL to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in 2000.

Today Among People Who Wear Robes:

…I don’t mind, as Mr. Dooley sagely observed, that the Supreme Court follows the election returns, but I’d like some indication that any of them read a newspaper any time in the past two years. And, as Lemieux points out, thanks again, Ralph…

St. Ralph Speaks!:

The man who made Iraq, massive upper-class tax cuts and Sam Alito possible, while reassuring us all the while that a man who governed to the right of the Texas legislature was a harmless moderate indistinguishable from Al Gore, would like to share some insights into American politics…

Roberts To Black Folks (and/or Democrats): Don’t Bother Trying To Vote (in the comments):

When people talk about the injustice of Bush v. Gore, they normally go on to say it brought us the tangible horrors of the Bush administration – the Iraq war, above all. But it might be time to note this is the most pernicious and lasting legacy of the decision: allowing two young/far-right justices to be appointed and form a tenuous but all-powerful majority for decisions like this….

It might be time? It has been for a long time.

Besides, Al Gore is fat.