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John Amato And Rachel Maddow Talk About Indiana's Voter ID Case

I was interviewed by the wonderful Rachel Maddow on Air America yesterday to talk about one of the most important cases that the Supreme Court is

I was interviewed by the wonderful Rachel Maddow on Air America yesterday to talk about one of the most important cases that the Supreme Court is going to rule on in JUNE which could quite possibly change the course of the 2008 election and many more to follow. The Indiana Voter ID case. I tried to stay out of the weeds and focus on the impact it will have in the future.

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I understand that the primaries have taken up most of the space for our media, but we need to see this for what it is. A massive attempt of voter suppression by the right-wing elites that will hurt the Democratic Party for decades.

The Scotus Blog is covering it....Rockridge Nation: "This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a critical voting rights case, and gave indications that it might allow states to impose barriers to voting that would disproportionately harm voters who are poor, elderly, disabled, or racial or linguistic on"

Digby on "Caging Conservatives":

If there was any evidence of massive voter fraud, perhaps such a thing could be arguably necessary. But there isn't. In fact, after all the efforts of the Ashcroft and Gonzales Justice Departments --- even the firing of US Attorneys for failing to bring voter fraud cases against Democratic politicians --- they simply couldn't make a case that there is any kind of systemic fraud requiring that the state disenfranchise large numbers of people who might not have photo ID or other documentation. It just isn't happening. The conservatives have institutionalized electoral on"

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