May 23, 2008

I've been all over the Indiana Voter suppression ruling by the Supreme Court ever since they started hearing the case. I call it the Preemptive doctrine on Voting Rights.

The Great Voter purge shall begin. The Indiana Voter ID case is the ultimate Republican tool to purge the rolls of voters that overwhelmingly will vote for a Democratic nominee. Indiana anti-voter Law produces first casualties: Indiana Nuns in their 80’s and 90’s I haven't watched Moyers yet because I need some time off this weekend like all of us do, but TP posted this clip:

Commenting on the decision on last night’s “Bill Moyers Journal,” legal scholar Jeffery Toobin explained that the “real agenda” behind voter ID laws is “to help Republicans”:

I thought it was a bad decision, but a predictable one because it was a very clear attempt by Republicans to stop Democrats from voting. I don’t think there’s any doubt about what the motivation was of that law. … The real agenda was to help Republican.

That says it all. I'm working with the ACLU to map out a strategy on this ruling and will keep you informed.

Steve wrote: What hath the Supreme Court wrought?

But in a painfully misguided ruling, the Supreme Court approved the Indiana measure anyway. We’re now seeing the predictable result — conservatives who want voter ID laws to help keep Democrats from the polls are ratcheting up their efforts.

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