Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Judge Posner Slams Conservative Judicial Activism in the Supreme Court

Here, at Slate.com. The take home point comes at the very start:
Shelby County v. Holder, decided Tuesday, struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act (the part requiring certain states with a history of racial discrimination in voting to obtain federal permission in advance to change their voting procedures—called “preclearance”) as violating the “fundamental principle of equal sovereignty” of the states. This is a principle of constitutional law of which I had never heard—for the excellent reason that ... there is no such principle.

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