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Actually, you're wrong...

Min has covered one Supreme Court case in the post below, but the other one going on right now is about the Voting Rights Act and whether it is constitutional to apply stricter standards to historically racist states (e.g., to ensure that when Alabama moves a polling station, it isn't being done to disenfranchise poor people without cars by making it more difficult to get there to vote).

Based on the Justices' questions and statements so far, chances for the Voting Rights Act aren't looking so good. But a TPM reader has a really good counterpoint for Scalia.

By fnord12 | February 27, 2013, 2:55 PM | Liberal Outrage

Reference from SuperMegaMonkey

I don't pretend to be an expert, or even literate, in legalise, but as we saw before, the constitutional amendment seems quite clear ("Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation")    Read More: One step forward, one step back