Jun 17, 2013

Update, No Voting Rights Decision Today ... Soon: Court Decides the Future of Voting Rights Act

More than a dozen states, including critical battlegrounds like Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, adopted new laws to restrict access to the ballot—all of which disproportionately affected communities of color. “I was naïve to think voting rights were untouchable,” says [Julian] Bond, former chair of the NAACP. “I didn’t dream that Republicans would be as bold and as racist as they are.”- Air Berman, The Nation

The term "civil rights worker" carries with it no historical reverence or moral relevancy for the Republican Party.

The only relevance for today's Republican Party is the objective to dismantle the voting rights act and other the civil rights legislation passed after many civil rights activists were killed by racists in the 1950s and 1960s.

Today, the U.S. landmark decisions on major civil rights cases will be made by nine people.

Americans ought to check the site: SCOTUS blog.com beginning at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Time, Monday.

There, we can see what damage the Republicans on the Court might inflict upon minorities at disfavor with the Republican and Tea Parties.

See the Live blog of orders and opinions (sponsored by Bloomberg Law).

SCOTUSblog.com (sponsored by Bloomberg Law) notes expected U.S. Supreme Court rulings include the following civil rights cases on voting rights, marriage equity and affirmative action.

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