I’m trying to process how bad today’s SCOTUS rulings are, and I’m really discouraged. Maybe back this afternoon with more.

UPDATE 1: I should have put this in the post. Politico’s email thingie:

BIG SCOTUS RULING ON VOTING RIGHTS — “Supreme Court sides with Arizona on voting restrictions,”by Josh Gerstein: “The Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of the state of Arizona in a high-profile voting rights case, once again reining in the impact of the Voting Rights Act by taking a narrow view of when state voting practices can be held to violate the rights of minorities.

“The justices split 6-3 along ideological lines, with the Republican-appointed majority concluding that disparate impacts on minority groups would typically not be enough to render voting rules illegal under the act. The decision, in a pair of cases from Arizona about out-of-precinct voting and collection of mail-in ballots, could make it more difficult for voting rights activists to challenge a slew of new voting restrictions Republicans are seeking to implement in states across the country.”

“Supreme Court nixes California disclosure law in blow to dark-money opponents,” by Josh Gerstein and Zach Montellaro

UPDATE 2: What Digby Said.

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6 Responses to Ugh.

  1. Alito’s reasoning is just fucking astounding in the Arizona case: “The mere fact that some provision affects more minority voters is no reason to believe it is discriminatory against minority voters”.

    Bet he and Boofer Kegstand high-fived each other then shotgunned beers after that line.

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  2. beckymaenot says:

    Well if this bullshit doesn’t inspire our leadership that something MUST be done about the balance of SCOTUS… oh never mind. sigh

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  3. Martin Pollard says:

    The SCOTUS is now a clear and present danger to the United States. As I see it, there are only two remedies: reform or elimination. The latter is unthinkable, while the former currently can’t be done (not without a willing Senate, which we don’t have). So, basically, we’re effed in the dark.

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