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.