Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's like there's an agenda or something...

I suppose it is only natural that within the effort to gut the Voting Rights Act -- one of the most successful pieces of legislation in history -- there is an agenda to eliminate voting rights entirely -- well for one type of voter.
William Consovoy also last year argued on behalf of Republican officials in Florida and Ohio, who in both cases were seeking to significantly reduce the days allotted for early voting, which blacks take advantage of more than whites. Consovoy, a former clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, is a partner at Wiley Rein, a Washington, D.C., law firm that bills itself as the best in the country for election law. Bert Rein, one of the firm’s principals, also is listed on court documents as representing the plaintiffs.
And of course, there is a bedfellow:
Consovoy, who did not respond to a request for comment from MSNBC.com, will likely find a friendly audience from at least one Justice: his former boss Thomas, who has written that Section 5 is unconstitutional.
I'm sure Mr. Consovoy is paid quite a bit per hour, so that we know his soul's price for being the person who's legacy is depriving people of their rights. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

Ah, well, they know that they can't win any other way, and with changing demographics, that situation will only get worse for them, which is why they're trying to implement ways to disenfranchise minority voters now.

StonyPillow said...

Most government officials are rushing headlong to solve the problems of 50 years ago, with their ears assailed by the sound of snails whizzing by.

The Roberts Court insists the problems of 50 years ago weren't even problems. Their legacy will endure for generations.

pansypoo said...

the fear of being the new minority. KHAAAAAAN!