Jan 20, 2015

Wisconsin's Sensenbrenner and Five Serving in Congress Voted Against MLK Day

Six serving in Congress who voted against MLK Day
The Rachel Maddow Show featured a segment last night that reported the six serving members of Congress who voted against commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday.

Two have repudiated their votes; one, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-White People), poses today as a voting rights advocate while defending states' Photo Voter ID laws restricting voting mostly against racial minorities.

The laws will likely be heard at the U.S. Supreme Court in this term or the next.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner is still hostile to civil rights
Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court is reaching out to rule on another Civil Rights achievement, the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., the Court is expected to gut the Act.

Segregated communities and discriminatory landlords look to the Court to GOP applause.

"The Fair Housing Act, prohibits discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities, such as municipalities, banks or other lending institutions and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices make housing unavailable to persons...," - United States Dept of Justice, Civil Rights Division page.

Prohibiting discrimination, what a nightmare for the Republican Party.

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